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There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this read more

There are many teachers who could ruin you. Before you know it you could be a pale copy of this teacher or that teacher. You have to evolve on your own.

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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be read more

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

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What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the read more

What I mean by objectivity is not the objectivity of a machine, but of a sensible human being with the mystery of personal selection at the heart of it. The second challenge has been to impose order onto the things seen and to supply the visual context and the intellectual framework - that to me is the art of photography.

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I am so fascinated with this century it will help keep me alive. I'll be there until the last minute, read more

I am so fascinated with this century it will help keep me alive. I'll be there until the last minute, fighting.

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I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject read more

I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.

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Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to read more

Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death.

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Photography helps people to see.

Photography helps people to see.

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Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere read more

Some people are still unaware that reality contains unparalleled beauties. The fantastic and unexpected, the ever-changing and renewing is nowhere so exemplified as in real life itself.

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The camera is no more an instrument of preservation; the image is...

The camera is no more an instrument of preservation; the image is...

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Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. read more

Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity.

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