[b. 1934] American photographer
What have I done wrong?" -he said later." Nothing, I think. I am steadily surprised that there are so many photographers that reject manipulating reality, as if that was wrong. Change reality! If you don't find it, invent it!
A photographers work is given shape and style by his personal vision. It is not simply technique, but the way he looks at life and the world around him.
More Joy of Photography by Eastman Kodak (Editor)
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If photography has developed a special language it should be welcomed as an extension of our senses and seen for what it is – the first faulting steps of an infant medium towards maturity.
[cited in: "Creative Camera International Year Book 1976", Coo Press, London, 1975, p. 112]
A photographer’s work is given style by personal vision, not simply by technique. Ultimately, simplicity is my goal, but simplicity is one of the hardest things to achieve.
From the book: "A few of the legends" by Peter Adams.
Ultimately, simplicity is the goal - in every art, and achieving simplicity is one of the hardest things to do. Yet it's easily the most essential.
Looking at photographs, like taking them, can be joyful, sensuous pleasure. Looking at photographs of quality can only increase that pleasure.
[cited in: "Creative Camera International Year Book 1978", Coo Press, London, 1977, p. 112]
It has been said a thousand times that photography is a universal language. To accept this notion is to ignore the fact that its meanings cannot be translated in anything other than a woolly and unprecise manner.
Cited in: “Creative Camera International Year Book 1977”, Coo Press, London, 1976, p. 111.
Color takes my work into another dimension. It’s the way I see. I’ve always been drawn to the colors of nature, and nature is a wonderful teacher.