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On Seeing

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. – Oscar Wilde

Over Thinking

Do you really want to follow the next thought, wherever it leads? -Anon

How to take a Photograph

In 1974 Paul Strand was asked how he chose the things he photographed: ‘I don’t,’ he replied. ‘They choose me’ 

Vulgar Photography

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

Valence and Emotion.

Most negatively valenced emotions are not rooted in the present. – Anon

Boring Photo Technology

The technology and sophistication of the present-day camera seems to grow proportionally to the increasingly boring subject matter it records – Steve Pippin

Departure

Standing behind the camera, looking through the viewfinder, closing the shutter, is like momentarily departing the world -Naoya Hatakeyama  Photographer

Privileged Moments

Photographs may be more memorable than moving images, because they are a neat slice of time, not a flow. Television is a stream of underselected images, each of which cancels its predecessor. Each still photograph is a privileged moment, turned into a slim object that one can keep and look at again.   – Sunsan Sontag – On Photography

Self

The fundamental aim of meditation is to deconstruct the self, not shore it up. – Anon

Landscape Photography

Landscape photographs should be simple things …but they never are… we are always adding- allegories, histories, memories, emotions and spiritual insights. – Hope Kingsley

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