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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…
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
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.
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…
The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.
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…
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…
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the…
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…
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the…
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
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…
It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the…
The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.
When I’m ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the…
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