Posts Tagged ‘photograph’

Quote of the Day

November 23, 2009

 

 

If a photograph stirs

the emotions in

at least one person,  

that makes it art.

This includes

the person who

clicked the shutter.

 

 

 

Henrik A. Lundh

Norwegian Photographer

Quote of the Day

November 5, 2009

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The future of photography 

does not lie in the cheapness 

but in the quality of a picture. 

If a photograph is beautiful,

complete, and durable, it

acquires an intrinsic value

before which its price disappears

entirely. For my part, it is my

wish that photography, rather

than falling into domain of

 

industry or of commerce, might remain in that of art.

That is its only true place, and I shall always seek

to make it progress in that direction. 

 

Gustave Le Gray

(1820-1884)

French Photographer

Quote of the Day

October 27, 2009

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Each photograph is only a small,

flat series of tones from black to

white. Its depth is an illusion, its

animation symbolic. Yet it has this

mysterious richness transcending

all its limitations so that our

impressions of major and complex

events may be permanently

fashioned by a single news

photograph.

 

Harold Evans

(1928 –    )

British-born Journalist & Writer

Quote of the Day

October 25, 2009

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I see my photographs as

meditations, it is as simple 

as that. To be understood,

they must be experienced––

felt, seen, known. Consequently,

I often use the medium of the

landscape, for everyone, in some

small way, has some very personal

relation to the land––thus they are

ready (and willing) to come in

 

to look, if not into, at least at the landscapes I produce. I have

trapped them then!

 

For if l have made the concept of the photographs strong enough,

the viewer will begin to still himself for, indeed, I make Still

photographs — and with the coming stillness comes the

possibility of a deep meditational understanding and seeing.

 

And seeing leads to Vision. And my photographs are there

mainly as pointers, indications, of a vision of possibilities

where stillness and silence abound — and where Light is

understood to be a substantial reality.

 

My photographs are my greatest teachers. It is my hope

that they offer a moment of pleasure to my viewers —

and perhaps a tiny hit of (mutual?) understanding …

but, as always, I have no expectations.

 

Thomas Joshua Cooper

(1946-    )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

October 9, 2009

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Like it or not, a photograph is an art form, regardless of subject or style. One of the reasons I can make this generalisation is that as with anything artistic, its not a definitive thing; it means different things to different viewers and is totally subjective. To one viewer it may be crap, to another it may be superb. Just like music, sculpture, painting, the written word or film, it stirs up a different feeling and thought within anyone who looks at a picture. Its not finite like a mathematical formula but totally infinite in its communication.


Edmond Terakopian

British Freelance Press Photographer

Quote of the Day

September 30, 2009

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A photograph is what it appears to be. Already far from ‘reality’ because of its silence, lack of movement, two-dimensionality and isolation from everything outside the rectangle, it can create another reality, an emotion that did not exist in the ‘true’ situation. It’s the tension between these two realities that lends it strength.

 

 

 

Richard Kalvar

(1944 –     )

American Photographer

Quote of the Day

September 26, 2009

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I have come to the hospital to photograph a wounded young girl. Her doctor has asked me to help get the United Nations to evacuate her. Her injuries are horrible. She is in a coma and she will die soon. But she is tying up badly needed medical resources now.”Sorry about the blood on the sheets”, says a nurse and puts a plastic doll in the little girl’s limp hand. It’s late afternoon and the soft light coming through the plastic where the windows used to be is fading. “It will be too dark in a few minutes”, I tell myself, trying to overcome the numbing pain so I can do something. Do something. Do what?

I want to stroke the little girl’s cheek. Tell her she will be all right. Make everything all right. I want to curl up on the floor and cry. I want it all to go away.

But it will never go away. So I do what I always do. I absorb yet another dose of it. I expose a few frames of film and myself to every nuance of the horror of a child torn apart by shrapnel.

The photograph is grotesquely beautiful. I have turned a scream into music. — Sarajevo 1993

 

Morten Hvaal
(1963 –    )

Norwegian Documentary Photographer

Quote of the Day

September 24, 2009

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Museums of photography

are still rare in the world,

though their number has

increased in the last ten

years.

 

But what do these museums

of photography show ?

 

Not only the photograph

itself, but more especially

its technical evolution and 

that of the instruments with which it was taken – 

the photographic instruments.

 

Who would think of exhibiting at the same level the painter’s brush, paints and oils with the product of these utensils ? Nor we are shown the object and the instrument of production in the applied arts. This is however what happens for photography in most instances. The instrument takes on considerable importance and the photograph is still considered much more as the result of a technique and the camera than as the product of mind, thought and vision. It is here forgotten that photography is above all the bearer of a message, a new language and mode of expression for man.

 

Anna Fárová

(1928 –    )

Art Historian

 

Anna Fárová: a life in photography:

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Digital art: Digital Improvisation Series V

September 7, 2009

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digital art © Diane Beaty

source photo: © Yi-Ching Lin Photography

 

Yi-Ching Lin, of Yi-Ching Lin Photography, has given me permission

to use one of her recent photos as a starting point for a series of

kaleidoscopes. The original pic for this series is located here:

 

http://ylphoto.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/cozy/

 

This is number five in that series.

 

Y’s photography is always a visual treat, so make sure you remember

to bookmark her site. There, she covers everything from food porn,

to street art, to everyday happenings around New York.

 

Click here to view a larger version of the art:

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Digital art: Digital Improvisation Series IV

September 7, 2009

y's pic 4 -- 9709

 

digital art © Diane Beaty

source photo: © Yi-Ching Lin Photography

 

Yi-Ching Lin, of Yi-Ching Lin Photography, has given me permission

to use one of her recent photos as a starting point for a series of

kaleidoscopes. The original pic for this series is located here:

 

http://ylphoto.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/cozy/

 

This is number four in that series.

 

Y’s photography is always a visual treat, so make sure you remember

to bookmark her site. There, she covers everything from food porn,

to street art, to everyday happenings around New York.

 

Click here to view a larger version of the art:

#mce_temp_url#