Agee, James Rufus
Allard, William Albert
Andersen, Thomas Folke
Anderson, Margaret C.
Asif, Usman B.
Auden, Wystan Hugh
We take pictures to record our personal vision of the world.
When you meet the man [Brassai] you see at once that he is equipped with no ordinary eyes. And the sharpness of vision and depth of insight are revealed in Brassai’s lifelong photographic exploration of Paris – its people, places, and things.
on French photographer Brassai.
This photographic thing has changed the entire vision of the world. It will go through every activity of humanity - science, medicine, space, ESP, for peace, against peace, entertainment, television, movies, all of them - you will not find one without photography.
The photographer, if he is to maintain his integrity must be responsible to himself, he must seek a public which will accept his vision, rather than pervert his vision to fit that public. Unfortunately many fine photographers never find this public and are virtually unemployable in the commercial field.
Photography, February 1964 [cited in: Creative Camera February 1972, p. 472]
Photography! Acquiring the knowledge and tools to express your artistic vision.
2004. Written for the DVD cover " Get the Picture ... Travel" by Wayne Paulo at www.waynepaulo.com
The blindness that opens the eye is not the one that darkens vision. Tears and not sight are the essence of the eye.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
In order to be a successful Photographer, you must possess both Vision and Focus neither of which have anything to do with your eyes
Technology is not a panacea. It alone will not move your art forward. Only through developing your own aesthetic - free from the tools that create it - can you find new dimensions for your work.
Art helps us see with new eyes what we knew was there but never really recognized. I photograph not to record or document—but rather, to capture and hold, just for a moment, the essence of what exists beyond the scene.
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