Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31 2014

What is a good photograph? I cannot say. A photograph is tied to the time, what is good today may be a cliché tomorrow. The problem of the photographer is to discover his own language, a visual ABC. The picture represents the feelings and point of view of the intelligence behind the camera. This disease of our age is boredom and a good photographer must combat it. The way to do this is by invention – by surprise. When I say a good picture has surprise value I mean that it stimulates my thinking and intrigues me. The best way to achieve surprise quality is by avoiding clichés. Imitation is the greatest danger of the young photographer. - Alexey Brodovitch

Friday, October 24, 2014

October 24 2014

One of these days, I'm going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take. It is going to be a huge hit. - René Burri

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October 22 2014

I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost--that is important. If they are art objects at the same time, that's fine with me. - Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18 2014

You've got to struggle against the pollution of intelligence in order to become an animal with very sharp instincts - a sort of intuitive medium - so that to photograph becomes a magical act, and slowly other more suggestive images begin to appear behind the visible image, for which the photographer cannot be held responsible. - Robert Doisneau

Sunday, October 12, 2014

October 12 2014

I knew from a very early age, that what I saw on tv had nothing to do with real life. So I wanted to make a record of real life. That included having a camera with me at all times. - Nan Goldin

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 6 2014

Technical perfection is not the goal of photography: seeing life is. - Ellis Vener