There are two quotes that are always in the back of my mind when I am working:
“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” (Ansel Adams)
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” (Dorothea Lange)
The ubiquity of photography in the modern world does not take away from the most essential aspect of the art form—every image is an extension of the photographer; along with the subject, it is also a picture of the artist.
I picked up a camera for the first time in 1979—I shot a roll of black and white and developed it myself. When I unrolled the wet film and saw the negative version of the world it felt a bit like magic. The negatives are gone but the magic is still there.
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