Monday, September 24, 2012

"This is the same problem I have with digital photography. The potential is always remarkable. But the medium never settles. Each year there is a better camera to buy and new software to download. The user never has time to become comfortable with the tool. Consequently too much of the work is merely about the technology. The HDR and QTVR fads are good examples. Instead of focusing on the subject, users obsess over RAW conversion, Photoshop plug-ins, and on and on. For good work to develop the technology needs to become as stable and functional as a typewriter."
                           - Alec Soth

Charlotte and Luis

Saturday, September 15, 2012

"Photographic technique is no secret and – provided the interest is there – easily assimilated. But inspiration comes from the soul and when the Muse isn’t around even the best exposure meter is very little help. In their biographies, artists like Michelangelo, da Vinci and Bach said that their most valuable technique was their ability to inspire themselves. This is true of all artists; the moment there is something to say, there becomes a way to say it."
                           - Ralph Gibson

Royal Street

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot."
                 -D.H. Lawrence

Uncle George In His Garden

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"A spirit in my feet said 'go', and I went."
            - Matthew Brady                                           

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