It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
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 seem to be aware of me.
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.
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.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
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!
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 all things.