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BOB CARLOS CLARKE
The big problem for photography is the machine called ‘Camera’. Billions of snaps are churned out, most worth less than the chemicals and paper that created them. This relatively new and brilliant invention has been brutalised by the fumbling fingers and unfocused eyes of the ordinary man. Politicans, pathologists, parents, paparazzi – everyone’s a photographer.
And now photography lies bleeding at the feet of Art, and won’t get up until 67 billion ‘ordinary users’ are rounded up and stripped of their accessories.
- Bob Carlos Clarke - in an article called "Photography v Art, Devil’s Advocate" in Amateur Photographer, April 9, 1994, page: 28.

The essence of great photography is economy and it's all to do with confidence. Crap photographer don't have any confidence and therefore the don't have economy. - Bob Carlos Clarke

Identify your objectives. Be clear in your mind what you want to say about the subject. Is it beautiful ? Is it menacing ? Don't shoot unless you know what the message of your picture is going to be. - Bob Carlos Clarke

Studios should be equipped with a first-aid box for minor accidents, plus basic headache remedies, tampons etc. On an early catalogue shoot of some cheap, poorly made lingerie, I misidentified a loose white thread and smartly tugged a tampon out of the model. It shot off like a little rocket, coming to rest inside a reproduction Tiffany lamp. - Bob Carlos Clarke - From his book: "Shooting Sex" page 64
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