"I pray for the angel of uncertainty to visit my plate" Sally Mann, on serendipitous mishap.

She refers to allowing those things the photographer normally tries obsessively to preclude (dust, extraneous light, processing error) to enhance her work. I am realising, more and more, that happenstance is not just fortuitous, it is positively healthy to my practice.

By the way, I was reminded about this quote by an entry in Paul Carey-Kent's blog Paul's Art World.

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