Quote of the week – Ansel Adams #4
As with all creative work, the craft must be adequate for the demands of expression
Edward S. Curtis – Self-portrait Published in 1910, possibly earlier.
Good pictures are the result of long study rather than chance.
Edward S. Curtis – “Popular Photography and Imaging” January 2007 (PDEF version), p.167
Quote of the week – Anton Corbijn #2
I don’t crop my images and I always shoot handheld. By doing that I build in a kind of imperfection and this helps to emphasize reality.
Quote of the week – Wynn Bullock #2
What you see is real – but only on the particular level to which you’ve developed your sense of seeing. You can expand your reality by developing new ways of perceiving.
I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.
A negative doesn’t mean anything for a photographer of my type. It’s the printing by its creator alone that matters.
Brassai – On his stipulation that none of his photographs be printed posthumously
Quote of the week – Edward Weston #3
When the subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. Following rules of composition can only lead to a tedious repetition of pictorial cliches.
Quote of the week – Ansel Adams #3
Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
War is like an aging actress: more and more dangerous and less and less photogenic.
Great Themes : LIFE Library of Photography by Time-Life (Editor) , Page: 213
I am beginning to believe that nothing is quite so uncertain as facts.
Edward S. Curtis – 1937
Quote of the week – Brassaï
After twenty years you can begin to be sure of what camera will do.
[cited in Creative Camera May 1972, p. 148]
Quote Of The Week – Anton Corbijn
Limit your tools, focus on one thing, and just make it work… you become very inventive with the restrictions you give yourself.