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JOHN SEXTON
[b. 1953] American photographer
To convey in the print the feeling you experienced when you exposed your film - to walk out of the darkroom and say: "This is it, the equivalent of what I saw and felt!". That's what it's all about. - John Sexton

The difference between RC-paper and fiber-based paper is the same as the difference between vinyl and leather. - John Sexton

RC = Resin Coated or Real Crab! - John Sexton

Take everything you hear with a lot of silver or at least salt. - John Sexton

In photography we talk about illusions. - John Sexton

Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life! - John Sexton

A photographer needs to be a good editor of negatives and prints! In fact, most of the prints I make are for my eyes only, and they are no good. I find the single most valuable tool in the darkroom is my trash can - that's where most of my prints end up. - John Sexton, The Expressive Black and White Print by John Sexton

Many photographers are consumed with the idea of making beautiful contact sheets. I am far more interested in making the best final print I can. - John Sexton, The Expressive Black and White Print by John Sexton

It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I "listen" to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quite, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening - a time for making photographs. - John Sexton

I find the surface of a photograph a thing of beauty in and of itself, and it is this surface that makes a photograph unique relative to other two-dimensional media. - John Sexton

I find the surface of a photograph a thing of beauty in and of itself, and it is this surface that makes a photograph unique relative to other two-dimensional media. - John Sexton

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