Welcome

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to my blog!

First of all, thank you very much for visiting my blog. The reason I started this blog is to connect to people out there sharing similar or not so similar views. To be more specific I would like to exchange ideas with you about philosophy and photography. By the way, all the photographs in this blog are created by me.

Let me tell you couple of words about me. Philosophy and especially aphorism is one of my passions. My favorite form of philosophy is a short, well written, penetrating  observation about human nature I can connect with based on my personal life experience. You may call it an aphorism or quote. It is a pithy, proverb-like generalization about human conduct. An aphorism combines clarity and truth with the minimum of words arranged in the most memorable order.  My favorite philosophers are La Rochefoucauld, Chamfort, Chateaubriand, Stendhal, Rivarol and Mark Twain among others.

My other passion is photography. Being a visual type of person, I love to take photographs about things, persons, events around me striking an inner chord within me. I spend hours at a time studying pictures of Henry Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz, Ansel Adams and  others. Analysing a great photo teaches me valuable lessons. “Less is more” is my guiding principle meaning I try to leave out any elements of the picture not supporting the main subject.

Certainly connecting a quote to a picture is challenging. You might be my judge. Let us start a dialog! Let me hear from you! This blog is evolving as my thoughts are so visit my site frequently if you like it.

Warm regards and best wishes,

Robert

E-mail:

robert.kusztos@yahoo.com

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6 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi Robert. Thanks for visiting my little space, too. I am not well read about philosophy, per se, but I am a thinker and I also enjoy short missives observing the world around us, especially when there is a visual to go with it.

  2. The first aphorism I learned outside of my non-native language was the one that had the most effect. It burned itself in my brain most likely because it illustrated to me the power of a few, well-chosen words. Aside from understanding the meaning of the aphorism, my familiarity with this new language and it’s individual words enabled me to understand the deeper meaning of the phrase. Sounds elementary but in my twenties it was astounding! “En boca cerrada no entran moscas.” – literally translated it means, “Flies do not enter a closed mouth.” hmmm

    • Agree with you Pam. Nice to read a sharp and candidly composed aphorism by a famous thinker especially if it matches our personal experience about the human nature. We feel it, we know it, we just cannot express it so well. We immediately connect with the author.

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