MELVIN SOLKOLSKY

 
I have always been involved with the way things looked.. About eight years ago, I met a big-name photographer who was handling top accounts. Though his pictures were extremely well done – the bets I had ever seen – I felt they had an artificial quality. The cover-all vision didn’t feel right to me. I had strong definite opinions of what was right and wrong with them, although at the time I didn’t know anything about photography. As a result of seeing his pictures, I started looking at things more closely. I soon realzed that when I looked at things, I saw them one way, but when I closed my eyes i saw other things. I wondered if it was possible to put these other things on film. Finally I bought a camera and started to wrok. I soon found it was easier to close your eyes and see than to make the camera see for you. - Melvin Solkolsky , The Best of Popular Photography by Harvey V. Fondiller , ISBN: 0871650371 , Page: 316