My gift to you is that I am different. - Duane Michals - in an interview with Anne Tucker.
I am interested in the nature of things. The nature of something is quite different from the way it looks. - Duane Michals - in an interview with Anne Tucker.
To us, the difference between the photographer as an individual eye and the photographer as an objective recorder seems fundamental, the difference often regarded, mistakenly, as separating photography as art from photography as document. But both are logical extensions of what photography means: note-taking on, potentially, everything in the world, from every possible angle. - Susan Sontag, On Photography by Susan Sontag , ISBN: 0385267061 , Page: 176
The photographs that excite me are photographs that say something in a new manner; not for the sake of being different but ones that are different because the individual is different and the individual expresses himself. - Harry Callahan - 1946 [cited in: Creative Camera April 1970, p. 104]
Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say. - Richard L. Evans - From Tonic for Our Times, p. 25
One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key-hole again and again. - Alexander Rodchenko
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. - Peter Lindberg