Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Photography / Artist Official Beta Tester Batsceba Hardy, writer and photographerFemale/Germany Groups :iconprogressive-street: Progressive-Street
Recent Activity
Deviant for 8 Years
5 Month Premium Membership
Statistics 2,834 Deviations 27,391 Comments 88,617 Pageviews

Newest Deviations


Random from legs

Random from trees


Happy Happy Birthday Shan Yvonne Peras aka shanperas 

6 deviants said Afternoon Workflow by shanperas
5 deviants said Developmental stages by shanperas
1 deviant said Capturing the innocence of a child by shanperas
No deviants said Upon Reflection by shanperas
No deviants said On the way of the cross by shanperas
No deviants said Market Workflow by shanperas



:hug:sssss have a great tomorrow........
Mon Feb 9, 2015, 5:26 PM
But I'm a supergirl And supergirls just fly ;)
Tue Feb 3, 2015, 1:15 PM
:hug: :) :rose:
Sun Feb 1, 2015, 6:37 PM
i am sad
Mon Jun 16, 2014, 5:42 AM
Tell me your happy ending story Tell me your happy ending story Tell me your happy ending story Tell me your happy ending story
Sat Nov 2, 2013, 4:01 PM




Batsceba Hardy, writer and photographer
Artist | Photography
walk on
Current mood: lonely
Category: Life

'Cause I'm not a real street photographer: yesterday, as I was waiting for someone, with my nikon hanging around my neck, I started to take a look around. And that's how I got it. I'm a photographer of the wait. I don't look for shots. I find them in the pauses. That's why I love to take pictures in the subway, in bars: because I wait for the right shot, I don't look for it. All in all, it perfectly fits with my being. I'm motionless, it's life that changes my colour, my age. -Batsceba Hardy

perché non sono una vera fotografa di strada: ieri, aspettando una persona, con la mia nikon al collo, ho cominciato a guardarmi attorno. ed è così che ho capito. io sono una fotografa dell'attesa. non cerco gli scatti. li trovo nelle pause. per questo amo fotografare nella metropolitana, nei bar: perché aspetto lo scatto, non lo cerco. ma in fondo combacia perfettamente con il mio essere. io sono immobile, è la vita che mi trasforma, colora, invecchia. - Batsceba Hardy


I've stopped thinking. and i'm dumb waiting for the Great Mystery hug. I've been looking for it wandering about the streets in a city that doesn't belong to me, I've been looking for it letting water drop on me to shut my pain up. yet i've just met the other's rage and i've been annihilated. like i was annihilated as a child before someone raising their voice, a slap in the face i didn't understand. i'm not cut out for life. i don't have nails. i always expect understanding, explanations, love. but i can't change. and i'll keep on roaming with my disability to live, listening to the distant echo of the Great Mystery which will ease my pain. i don't know how to live but i know how to love. and i'll keep on walking trying not to to tread on the ant crossing my path.…

Current Residence: Berlin
Favourite genre of music: all
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams, Urs Lüthi, Yuri Bonder. Man Ray ... ...
Favourite style of art: surrealism, all
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: none
Favourite cartoon character: Corto Maltese
Personal Quote: peace and love


puzzlement by Batsceba
Please respect me and my work. My photos and words are not for stealing. Please send me a note if you want to use my work. And after using, link back to the original. Thank you for understanding.
Police Station by Batsceba
Police Station
Please respect me and my work. My photos and words are not for stealing. Please send me a note if you want to use my work. And after using, link back to the original. Thank you for understanding.
678 deviations

COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [4] - William Eggleston

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 27, 2015, 5:50 AM

William Eggleston (born July 27, 1939) is  a legend of color photography. His life and work are a striking example of the importance of sticking to your own personal style and shooting what you like to shoot.

“Often people ask what I’m photographing.
It’s a hard question to answer. And the best I’ve come up with is, I just say, ‘Life today.'”

William-eggleston-color-photography-2-2 by Batsceba

A2ed072b29d7346b35edb66e4e763c67 by Batsceba

A79e218dde5dd7b5131860955cc7afac by Batsceba

“I only ever take one picture of one thing. Literally. Never two.
 So then that picture is taken and then the next one is waiting somewhere else.”

tumblr nru4u2AIsS1qaqj6so1 540 by Batsceba

"He has been “at war with the obvious,” working in a “democratic forest” where everything visible is equally viable as subject matter. Trees, dirt, signs, houses, carpet, red ceilings, naked men, old men with guns, tricycles, etc.
Working in this manner, he inspired many photographers to look no further than their immediate surroundings for inspiration. Then came digital cameras, and then the Internet, and then Flickr. Eggleston may have won the war with the obvious, but now the obvious is getting its revenge in the form of the millions of banal, boring, dull photographs that are bg uploaded to the web everyday. We don’t need to go far to find the ‘democratic forest,’ in fact, we may never be able to escape it." --
Bryan Formhals

Egglestontricycle-copy by Batsceba

"I want to make a picture that could stand on its own, regardless of what it was a picture of.
I’ve never been a bit interested in the fact that this was a picture of a blues musician
or a street corner or something. ”

9e14fd8099d0389a190020132067c839 by Batsceba
778ac6f8886bdd4a06ae40a50297837c by Batsceba

“I never know beforehand. Until I see it.
It just happens all at once. I take a picture very quickly and instantly forget about it.”

76bc806e946997472dc4032559c41559 by Batsceba
” I just wait until [my subject] appears, which is often where I happen to be.
 Might be something right across the street. Might be something on down the road.
And I’m usually very pleased when I get the image back. It’s usually exactly what I saw.
I don’t have any favorites. Every picture is equal but different.”

772b786a1f04df126462d21b82715047 by Batsceba

How William Eggleston Introduced Color Photography to the Art World

He picked up his first camera when he was 18 years old and began printing his own black and white photographs. After several years of using black and white film, Eggleston shot his first roll of color film  in 1965 after being introduced to the medium by William Christenberry.  His color was underplayed. He made powerful pictures that created a sense of unease out of nothing.

tumblr nrqwewz1CY1qabu3po1 540 by Batsceba

Color slide film soon became his chosen medium for its saturation. His development came in complete isolation and when he brought a suitcase of his prints to John Szarkowski of New York’s Museum of Modern Art in 1969, no one had seen anything like it.

Eggleston taught at Harvard in the early 1970’s where he discovered dye-transfer printing. This had only been used for commercial prints for things like cigarette packs, but the color saturation and quality of ink was like nothing he’d seen. He immediately fell in love with the look when he applied the dye-transfer process to his own images, which resulted in some of Eggleston’s most famous work.

In 1976, Eggleston’s first major show opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The exhibition was the subject of harsh criticism. Reviewers called his work boring. But the photographer felt the critics just didn’t understand his work–his photos were meant to be unspectacular. Though the show was held at MoMA, they didn’t understand that his photography was modern art. Soon after, when his work became known all over the world, the critics apologized.

[… ]

“I’ve always assumed that the abstract qualities of [my] photographs are obvious.
For instance, I can turn them upside down and they’re still interesting to me as pictures.
If you turn a picture that’s not well organized upside down, it won’t work.”

“Whether a photo or music, or a drawing or anything else I might do—
it’s ultimately all an abstraction of my peculiar experience.”

D538f2a0f2d3d245e5ead6792daab2e3 by Batsceba
474e4283b6929c17d91ff9269a4d0bb5 by Batsceba tumblr nrs0lclghM1twynmdo1 540 by Batsceba8da4bd35a28a4bad3f80b466a40194a3 by Batsceba

B2399233a8ee78239bb42c9fdaf081b3 by Batsceba

“A picture is what it is and I’ve never noticed that it helps to talk about them,
or answer specific questions about them, much less volunteer information in words.
It wouldn’t make any sense to explain them. Kind of diminishes them.
People always want to know when something was taken, where it was taken,
and, God knows, why it was taken. It gets really ridiculous.
I mean, they’re right there, whatever they are.”

” Whatever it is about pictures, photographs,
it’s just about impossible to follow up with words.
They don’t have anything to do with each other.”

 703cf5477a6353c77de32010bfc6c389 by Batsceba 7ca4b09129a8f4576e2328e8cb248dc8 by Batsceba 63b23295996ac25e4182286029d936a7 by Batsceba
C9444a1c407515696098fd16a0bcc96a by Batsceba

    •    Pioneer of color photography, using pleasing color combinations that stand out
    •    Kodachrome and ‘Dye transfer’ printing method for saturation/vibrance
    •    Ordinary things of everyday life, seemingly random snapshots
    •    Finding the beauty in the mundane, showing inherent beauty in “boring” things we overlook
    •    Different composition style, some things cut off, but all part of aesthetic
    •    Moments around us that we don’t notice, but make up most of our lives
    •    Leica and Canon Rangefinders with Kodachrome film  (for the highly saturated colors it provides.)
Eggleston has mostly been devoted to Canon and Leica rangefinders, but he has used other cameras over his career. Some of his cameras include a Leica M6, M3, and R5, a Canon VT, a Contax G2, a Pentax reflex, an Olympus Stylus Epic, a Mamiya 6×9, a Fuji GW690 6×9 and a Hassleblad.

“You become technically proficient whether you want to or not,

the more you take pictures.”……


“Photography just gets us out of the house.”

“I am at war with the obvious.”

“I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important.”

“There is no particular reason to search for meaning.”

“You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.”

“It quickly came to be that I grew interested in photographing whatever was there wherever I happened to be. For any reason.”

“I don’t have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It’s not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn’t do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough.”

” I don’t really look at other people’s photographs at all. It takes enough time to look at my own.”

” I don’t have favorites. I look at pictures democratically. To me they are all equal. ”

“I am afraid that there are more people than I can imagine who can go no further than appreciating a picture that is a rectangle with an object in the middle of it, which they can identify. ”

COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [3] - Ernst HaasErnst Haas,  an Austrian, was the first  who showed us the power of colour photography. He worked with a 35mm camera (Leica) and primarily on Kodachrome film, showing intense conglomerate of colour and light.

"I see what I think
I see what I feel because I am what I see
If there is nothing to see and I still see it,
That's poetry
If there is something to see and everybody sees it
That's photography."
He also used techniques like shallow depth of field, selective focus, and blurred motion to "create evocative, metaphorical works" He became interested in, as he put it, "transforming an object from what it is to what you want it to be."  
So Haas was hoping to reflect the joy of looking and of human experience
"I never really wanted to be a photographer. It slowly grew out of the compromise of a boy who desired to combine two goals—explorer or painter. I wanted to travel, see and experienc
  COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [2] -Saul Leiter Saul Leiter
or “There is another world, but it is in this one." W.B. Yeats
(December 3, 1923 – November 26, 2013)
“I spent a great deal of my life being ignored. I was always very happy that way. Being ignored is a great privilege. That is how I think I learnt to see what others do not see and to react to situations differently.
 I simply looked at the world, not really prepared for anything.”

"Seeing is a neglected enterprise."
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and studied to become a Rabbi. But at age 23, he left theology school and moved to Ne
   COLOR STREET PHOTOGRAPHY [1] - Helen Levitt Helen Levitt was born in 1913 in a middle-class family of Russian-Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career in photography at age 18 working in a portrait studio in the Bronx. After seeing the works of French photographer Henri-Cartier Bresson, she was inspired to purchase a 35-mm Leica camera and began to scour the poor neighbourhoods of her native New York for subject matter. About 1938 she took her portfolio to photographer Walker Evans’s studio and started to grow a friendship with him, James Agee, and their friend, the art critic Janice Loeb. (
She was one of the early pioneers of color street photography.
In 1959 and 1960, Levitt received two subsequent Guggenheim Fellowships and started to work in

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast

The Monsanto Years

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 25, 2015, 3:02 AM

A Message From Neil Young -

As I write this, the dark act is up for a vote in the House of Representatives; representatives of the people. The dark act takes away the rights of those people to vote for or against things like GMO labeling in their states. It does seem ironic. If the act is passed, it will truly be a dark day for America.
Monsanto is a corporation with great wealth, now controlling over 90% of soybean and corn growth in America. Family farms have been replaced by giant agri corp farms across this great vast country we call home. Farm aid and other organizations have been fighting the losing battle against this for 30 years now.
Dairy and meat farming is done in those white sheds you see from the freeway, no longer on the green pastures of home with the old farmhouses and barns. Those beautiful buildings now stand in ruin across the country. This has happened on our watch while the country slept, distracted by advertising and false information from the corporations. Monsanto and others simply pay the politicians for voting their way. This is because of "Citizens United", a legislation that has made it possible for corporations to have the same rights as people, while remaining immune to people's laws.
Both Democratic and Republican front runners are in bed with Monsanto, from Clinton to Bush, as many government branches are and have been for years. This presidential election could further cement the dominance of corporation's rights over people's rights in America. If you have a voice you have a choice. Use it.
On the human side, the film I would like you to see tells the story of a farming family in America, but the same thing is happening around the world. It is a story that takes 10 minutes of your time to see. It is a simple human one, telling the heartbreaking story of one man who fought the corporate behemoth Monsanto, and it illustrates why I was moved to write The Monsanto Years.
The film presents a rare opportunity to hear from the source as Mr. White is one of only four farmers who is still legally allowed to speak about his case as all the others have been effectively silenced.
Thanks for reading this and I hope you look at this simple and powerful film, "Seeding Fear".
Neil Young
The Monsanto Years

SEEDING FEAR - The Story of Michael White vs Monsanto

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast

Progressive Saturday Night (v.57)

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 25, 2015, 1:36 AM

Saturday Night Fever

image by :iconbatsceba:

A selection of the latest photos of street galleries:


Please enjoy

and, please, remember to visit the photographers' galleries as well ;) (Wink)

I know... I have missed any of you beautiful people... forgive me Huggle!

peace and love


ignore by eternal-glitch
ignore by eternal-glitch

What's Up, Doc? by jonniedee
Untitled by jonniedee

168 by tolgatacmahal
168 by tolgatacmahal

Mommy's Little Girl by ZiaulKareem
Mommy's Little Girl by ZiaulKareem

Postcard from Istanbul 20a by JACAC
Postcard from Istanbul 20a by JACAC

Caught by the tram by Markotxe
Caught by the tram by Markotxe

Some kind of photography by ZiaulKareem
Some kind of photography by ZiaulKareem

no. 142 by kinska

no. 142 by kinska

spossatezza by Batsceba
spossatezza by Batsceba

Storm Brewing by Vermontster
Storm Brewing by Vermontster

Untitled by simonacapriani
Untitled by simonacapriani



Carnaby Street by niklin1
Carnaby Street by niklin1



:iconeternal-glitch::iconjonniedee: :icontolgatacmahal::iconkinska::iconziaulkareem:
:iconjacac::iconvermontster: :iconmarkotxe: :iconsimonacapriani: :iconniklin1:

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast


Batsceba has started a donation pool!
850 / 5,000

1,628 Points!!!

You must be logged in to donate.

Hardy's dream

Journal History


Add a Comment:
JACAC Featured By Owner 1 day ago
fashioneyes Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks a lot Batsceba.:wave:
chriseastmids Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
my wonderful friend many many thanks as always for all the fave ads :tighthug: :heart:
LidiaRossana Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant
Many thanks :)
Have a good weekend!
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Thanks for the feature, Bat, I appreciate it!!!
scheinbar Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JACAC Featured By Owner 4 days ago
t h a n k . y o u . =)
scheinbar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Callme-Ismael Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015   Photographer
... Give Flower Emote

thelizardking25 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Photographer
Thanks for the fave!
Add a Comment: