These short poems & quasi-essays are experiments & explorations. I also merge pictures and text to create a third meaning from the two. Like Nietzsche I want to say in 30 words or less what others take hundreds to say. I am both a photographer and a writer and my visual and written work have been widely published. Text, design & research by me, Rick Doble unless otherwise noted. Images are from commons.wikimedia.org unless otherwise noted.
1972: Apollo 17 command module floating above the moon in 1972. Notice the similarity in shape and even the similarity in construction with the module (below) in the Méliès 1902 sci-fi animated film: A Trip to the Moon.
1902: Still from the Méliès 1902 sci-fi film: A Trip to the Moon. The command module that held the astronauts was inserted into a super-gun to send it to the moon.
The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility …
The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.
What we can *know*
by our ability to imagine
in the universe
that can be translated
into our narrow
Part of a draft of a letter by Galileo in which he described the power of his new telescope. In these drawings he noted what he observed when he first looked through the telescope at Jupiter and was able to see its four moons.