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