Knowledge is an island surrounded by a see of mystery.
Aesthetics is for the artists as ornithology is for the birds.
You don't take a picture. You ask quietly and humbly to borrow it.
Subhash: „Positioning #711” (Cyanotype); see also here
Talent is more important than technology.
We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Photography is the only language that can be misunderstood all around the world.
I photograph to see what things look like photographed.
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 bells and stones have voices but, unless they are struck, they will not sound.
Light to me is maybe the most profund truth of the universe.
We are not interested in the unusual, but in the usual seen unusually.
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.
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.
The mechanical device has no other meaning for the photographer as perhaps the brush for the painter.
The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant…
My pictures are never pre-visualized or planned. I feel strongly that pictures must come from contact with things…
If you dont’t feel it, you won’t get it…
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.
All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
(Lew Nikolajewitsch Tolstoi)
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.
Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.
If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person.