“A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.”
— Ansel Adams
“People only see what they are prepared to see.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A couple more for you, Jim:
“The medium of photography can record not only what the eyes see, but that which the mind’s eye sees as well. The camera is not only an extension of the eye, but of the brain. It can see sharper, farther, nearer, slower, faster than the eye. It can see by invisible light. It can see in the past, present, and future. Instead of using the camera only to reproduce objects, I wanted to use it to make what is invisible to the eye, visible.” -Wynn Bullock
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” -Aristotle
Great stuff Guy. I really like the quote by Aristotle.
Yes. The truth is in this words.
Another quote that I have always liked and was one of the early additions to the FocalPower photo quote archive is:
“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, ‘There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.'”
I have added the above quotes to the FocalPower photo quote archive with this blog posting URI as the source. I’m working on a searchable interface to the archive as well as the ability for others to submit quotes…
Greg I’m surprised you hadn’t seen these yet. I’m glad I could share something new. I really like the Ansel Adams quote you’ve referenced in your comment. Thanks for the link in FocalPower.
My favorite is:
“The most important part of the camera is
the twelve inches behind it.” Ansel Adams.