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."