Images of the day: 2 from Walter Iooss’ archive

Walter Iooss knows I occasionally do “Image of the Day” posts, and since we go the whole spring/summer (and sometimes fall) season with him winging Montauk photos my way, I’m used to photographic dispatches from Walter showing up in my inbox. Still, I was surprised when I got an email from him today with these two photos:


Rhythmic gymnast, Havana, 1999. Photo by Walter Iooss.

Alexander Popov, New York City, 1992. Photo by Walter Iooss.


There seemed to something important—something wistful?—to this particular pairing that Walter chose out of the infinite possibilities at his disposal.

I wrote him back: “Hey, Walter. I’m curious—why did you pick out these two images from your archives?”

His response: “Joy and sadness. Purity and reality.”



One Comment

  1. Pamela Lockhart
    Posted 05/25/2011 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Walter has always had a way with both image and word. Thanks for sharng……

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