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Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Photography used to be not for the faint of heart. Its rigors would weed out the not-so-committed pretty quickly. You had to crank the f-stop ring yourself!
Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.
'Woman on the Plaza,' with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs - an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography.
Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.
Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.
People of my generation who became photographers in the late fifties, early sixties, there were no rewards in photography. There were no museum shows. Maybe MOMA would show something, or Chicago. There were no galleries. Nobody bought photographs.
Drones ply the liminal space between the physical and the digital - pilots fly them, but aren't in them. They are versatile and fascinating objects - the things they can do range from the mundane (aerial photography) to the spectacular - killing people, for example.
Photography is an accident.
I think that 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' was mentally taxing, if only because I had to go to a Christmas party shortly after I had wrapped photography in Romania at two in the morning as the Ghost Rider. The invitation had a Christmas ornament on it with Ghost Rider's face on it as a tree.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
So, I'm always around video games but I've always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don't know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that's always what's held my interest about them.
A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
I give my grandfather, Dr Harold Young, a forestry Professor at the University of Maine, full credit for my career path. He pioneered the use of aerial photography in forestry in the 1950s, and we think he worked as a spy for the CIA during the Cold War, mapping Russian installations.
The problem in the 19th century with information was that we lived in a culture of information scarcity, and so humanity addressed that problem beginning with photography and telegraphy and the - in the 1840s. We tried to solve the problem of overcoming the limitations of space, time, and form.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.
There are 65 to 70 photography galleries in New York alone. In the U.K., there are no more than five, and they're all in London.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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