I’d have to be really quick to describe clouds – a split second’s enough for them to start being something else. – Wisława Szymborska
In 1974 Paul Strand was asked how he chose the things he photographed: ‘I don’t,’ he replied. ‘They choose me’
Cheerful philosophical idea of the day: Epiphenomenalism The doctrine that consciousness is a mere accessory and accompaniment of physiological processes and is powerless to affect these processes.
Colour tends to corrupt photography and absolute colour corrupts absolutely . . . There are four simple words for the matter which must be whispered: colour photography is vulgar. – Walker Evans – 1969
The technology and sophistication of the present-day camera seems to grow proportionally to the increasingly boring subject matter it records – Steve Pippin