All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
(Lew Nikolajewitsch Tolstoi)
Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived.
A technically perfect photograph can be the world's most boring picture.
Subhash: „Positioning #711” (Cyanotype); see also here
Photography is the only language that can be misunderstood all around the world.
An artist is a choreographer of reality, constantly shifting bounderies…
I photograph to see what things look like photographed.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Knowledge is an island surrounded by a see of mystery.
When I try to stick with a concept or preconceived idea it becomes rigid and forced.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
Talent is more important than technology.
We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.
My pictures are never pre-visualized or planned. I feel strongly that pictures must come from contact with things…
If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person.
The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant…
The bells and stones have voices but, unless they are struck, they will not sound.
There is no such thing as progress or improvement in art. There is art or no art. There is nothing inbetween.
I am not interested in shooting new things— I am interested to see things new.
Leave the door open for the unknown,[…] That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from,[…]
Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.
The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me.
The mechanical device has no other meaning for the photographer as perhaps the brush for the painter.
Aesthetics is for the artists as ornithology is for the birds.
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
If you dont’t feel it, you won’t get it…