Posts Tagged ‘force’

Quote of the Day

December 26, 2009




The greatest value

of a picture is

when it forces us

to notice what

we never expected

to see.

John W. Tukey

(1915 – 2000)

American Chemist/


Tukey was an pre-computer home-schooled data geek. Check out his bio here:


The following is from Wiki:

“Tukey coined many statistical terms that have become part of common usage, but the two most famous coinages attributed to him were related to computer science.

While working with John von Neumann on early computer designs, Tukey introduced the word “bit” as a contraction of “binary digit”.[2] The term “bit” was first used in an article by Claude Shannon in 1948.

The term “software“, which Paul Niquette claims he coined in 1953, was first used in print by Tukey in a 1958 article in American Mathematical Monthly, and thus some attribute the term to him;[3] incorrectly, according to Niquette’s claim.

[Is anyone else having a problem spacing the lines in their posts, or is it just me??? I keep trying for my usual

“white space” gaps, but the end view never appears as I’ve typed it.]


Quote of the Day

November 16, 2009



I feel that photography is becoming like T.V. Many people just want a graphic, easy image. My teacher said that a photo must communicate in less than 5 seconds, the amount of time people look at photos. However, this practice often leaves the “quiet pictures”(according to William Albert Allard) and “the second lookers” (according to Dorothea Lange) out in the cold. To me, “quiet pictures” are like crossword puzzles. But some people do not like crossword puzzles because then it forces them to think.



James Lalropui Keivom

Quote of the Day

July 11, 2009



I photograph issues that concern

and move me. I am successful

when my work takes on a life of its

own, when it forces people to

confront their emotions, when it

allows a viewer to to make their 

own judgements, when it

shows the cost of abstractions

such as war.


Sal Lopes

Photographer & Master Printer

Quote of the Day

July 6, 2009



The material of the artist lies not

within himself nor in the

fabrications of his imagination,

but in the world around him.


The element which gives life to

the great Picassos and Cezannes,

to the paintings of Van Gogh,

is the relationship of the artist

to context, to the truth of the real



It is the way he sees this world and translates

it into art that determines whether the work

of art becomes a new and active force within

reality, to widen and transform man’s



The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found

anywhere far from where he lives or a few

feet away. It is always on his doorstep.



Paul Strand


American Photographer & Filmmaker

Quote of the Day

June 6, 2009




Photography records the gamut

of feelings written on the human

face, the beauty of the earth and

skies that man has inherited, and 

the wealth and confusion man

has created. It is a major force

in explaining man to man.  




Edward Steichen


American Photographer & Painter