Quote of the Day



The ultimate wisdom of the

photographic image is to say,

“There is the surface. Now

think – or rather feel, intuit –

what is beyond it, what the

reality must be like if it looks

that way.” Photographs,

which cannot themselves

explain anything, are

inexhaustible invitations to

deduction, speculation, and


fantasy… The very muteness of what is, hypothetically,

comprehensible in photographs is what constitutes

their attraction and provocativeness.


Susan Sontag

(1933 – 2004)

American author, playwright, art critic, film & theatre director


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Susan Sontag: #mce_temp_url#


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4 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. lifestyleingenuity Says:

    interesting point really. i am uncertain if i have missed the point a bit, but i assume you were not so much talking about the picture itself but what is or rather not in the picture but which does exist and how to hold that and look on life?

    • planetcity1 Says:

      A fine art photo will suggest, will invite the viewer to discover more layers of meaning beyond the boundaries of the work itself. Each photo
      presented is but a very fine distillation of a much larger world.

  2. liamswords Says:

    However, not every photograph is equal though. A great photograph can do just that, but a good photograph may only the capture an image that way it is, be it beautiful or not. Dont you think?

    • planetcity1 Says:

      I think the most powerful works in any art are the ones that allow us to slice through the surface of pent-up emotion, that allow us to experience fully that elusive something known as transcendence, that perfect joining of mind, body, and soul. A work does not have to be beautiful to elicit an emotional response.

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