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Photographic technique is no secret and – provided the interest is there – easily assimilated. But inspiration comes from the soul and when the Muse isn’t around even the best exposure meter is very little help. In their biographies, artists like Michelangelo, da Vinci and Bach said that their most valuable technique was their ability to inspire themselves. This is true of all artists; the moment there is something to say, there becomes a way to say it. - Ralph Gibson - from his book Déjà vu [cited in: Creative Camera December 1972, p. 401]

To shoot poignant pictures we only need follow the path of our enthusiasm . I believe that this feeling is the universe's way of telling us that we are doing the right thing. The viewing public will always disagree over the intrinsic merits of a particular photograph, but no one can deny the enthusiasm that originally inspired us to capture and offer that image to others. - Timothy Allen - On choosing subject matter - From an interview in 'Photographer' Magazine (Russian)

The photograph itself is a greater inspiration rather than the (name of the) photographer. - Gunnar Smoliansky - Quote taken from http://gruppof.blogspot.com/2009/01/meeting-smoliansky_16.html

There’s so much inspiration around me, but when shooting, I’m on auto pilot. - Mohammadreza Mirzaei

 
  
 
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