Archive for ‘Quotes’

January 29, 2013

Bored with obvious reality, I find my fascination in transforming it into a subjective point of view. Without touching my subject I want to come to the moment when, through pure concentration of seeing, the composed picture becomes more made than taken. Without a descriptive caption to justify its existence, it will speak for itself – less descriptive, more creative; less informative, more suggestive – less prose, more poetry.

Ernst Haas from About Color Photography, in DU, 1961, via Color Correction.

 

January 2, 2013

New Years Quote

‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice’ T.S. Eliot

June 28, 2011

Quote of the day:

In photography there is a new kind of plasticity, the product of instantaneous lines made by movements of the subject. We work in unison with movement as though it were a presentiment of the way in which life itself unfolds. But inside movement there is one moment at which the elements in motion are in balance. Photography must seize upon this moment and hold immobile the equilibrium of it.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind’s Eye.