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We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!
In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn s
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.