FRAME OF MIND ... words of wisdom from famous photographers and artists

PABLO PICASSO:

"I do not read English, an English book is a blank book to me. This does not mean that the English language does not exist. Why should I blame anyone but myself if I cannot understand what I know nothing about?"

 

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON:

“The most satisfying photographs achieve coherence using weight & rhythm, juxtaposition & flow, shape &  graphic to create personal vision.

If the shutter was released at the decisive moment you have instantly fixed a geometric pattern without which the photograph would have been formless and lifeless.”  
    

AUTHOR UNKNOWN (OR I FORGOT):

Imagine if there were no photographs. You can just imagine.

 

ROBERT CAPA:

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough

 

W. EUGENE SMITH:

"What use is having a great depth of field, if there is not an adequate depth of feeling."

 

MARY ELLEN MARK:

"Immerse yourself in it like a method actor tackling a difficult role." 

"An iconic image is intriguing, mysterious. It makes you wonder. You think about it. Beautiful yet strange."

JOAN MIRO

“It took me just a moment to draw this line. But it took me months, perhaps even years to form the idea.”

ROBERT FRANK

“There are too many images, too many cameras now. We’re all being watched. It gets sillier and sillier. As if all action is meaningful. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life. If all moments are recorded, then nothing is beautiful and maybe photography isn’t an art anymore. Maybe it never was”