Posts Tagged: quote

W. Eugene Smith

Posted 15 Mar 2010

“Available light is any damn light that is available!”
~ W. Eugene Smith

Joel Meyerowitz

Posted 12 Mar 2010

“I think about photographs as being full, or empty. You picture something in a frame and it’s got lots of accounting going on in it–stones and buildings and trees and air–but that’s not what fills up a frame. You fill up the frame with feelings, energy, discovery, and risk, and leave room enough for someone else to get in there.”
~ Joel Meyerowitz

Richard Avedon

Posted 11 Mar 2010

“My photographs don’t go below the surface. They don’t go below anything. They’re readings of the surface. I have great faith in surfaces. A good one is full of clues. But whenever I become absorbed in the beauty of a face, in the excellence of a single feature, I feel I’ve lost what’s really there…been seduced by someone else’s standard of beauty or by the sitter’s own idea of the best in him. That’s not usually the best. So each sitting becomes a contest.”
~ Richard Avedon