|Message from Faye White
You know you are seeing such a photograph if you say to yourself, "I could have taken that picture. I've seen such a scene before, but never like that." It is the kind of photography that relies for its strengths not on special equipment or effects but on the intensity of the photographer's seeing. It is the kind of photography in which the raw materials--light, space, and shape--are arranged in a meaningful and even universal way that gives grace to ordinary objects. - Sam Abell
My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it.
- Sam Abell
A good photograph, like a good painting, speaks with a loud voice and demands time and attention if it is to be fully perceived. An art lover is perfectly willing to hang a painting on a wall for years on end, but ask him to study a single photograph for ten unbroken minutes and he’ll think it’s a waste of time. Staying power is difficult to build into a photograph. Mostly, it takes content. A good photograph can penetrate the subconscious – but only if it is allowed to speak for however much time it needs to get there. - Ralph Gibson
Make the choice adventurous stranger,
strike the bell and bide the danger,
or wonder 'till it drives you mad,
what would have happened if you had.
- C.S. Lewis
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville
“Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru;
if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"They . . . asked me:
'How do you make your pictures?' I was puzzled . . .
I said, 'I don't know, it's not important.' "
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Faye at 1x.com