JOSEF SUDEK
[1896 - 1976] A Czech photographer, best known for his haunting night-scapes of Prague.

 
..everything around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of a crazy photographer mysteriously takes on many variations, so that a seemingly dead object comes to life through light or by its surroundings.... To capture some of this - I suppose that's lyricism. - Josef Sudek
I believe that photography loves banal objects, and I love the life of objects. - Josef Sudek
I don’t like the discussions about whether photography is an art. Even though I think that if it would be just a craft I would not have stayed with it all my life. - Josef Sudek
I love the life of objects. When the children go to bed, the objects come to life. I like to tell stories about the life of inanimate objects. - Josef Sudek
I believe a lot in instinct. One should never dull it by wanting to know everything. One shouldn’t ask too many questions but do what one does properly, never rush, and never torment oneself. - Josef Sudek