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No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.Previous 1 2 Next