“I just love to work on something until I get it right. To me, what’s important and what I enjoy is not the finished photograph but the process. The photograph is a record of that process.”
- Kim Weston
Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer who is known for creating elaborate photos. His subject matter is usually scenes from American homes or neighborhoods. He’s considered a fine art photographer and visual artist. He approaches the process much like a filmmaker… often building elaborate sets and using large crews (sometimes only shooting a few photos […]
Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures.
- Gregory Crewdson
“Documentary Photographers make visual sense of current thinking.”
- Val Williams
“The camera for an artist is just another tool. It is no more mechanical than a violin if you analyze it. Beyond the rudiments, it is up to the artist to create art, not the camera.”
- Brett Weston
The easy bit is picking up a camera and pointing and shooting. But then you have to decide what it is you’re trying to say and express.
- Martin Parr
“When asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film, he replied “There are no photographs while I’m reloading.”
- Garry Winogrand
“Seeing simply is seeing significantly.”
- Jack Wilkinson
There is no reason I shouldn’t have a camera. If this is too much, I was in the wrong business.
“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”
- August Sander
“Jack of All Trades — Master of None” “You Can’t Be Good at Everything” These two phrases have haunted me for much of my professional career. I always wanted to “do it all.” I’m persistent… I’m a risk taker. I “get things done.” But the truth is that you cannot be good at everything. It […]
“It is the photographing of ordinary things, in extraordinary light, which results in extraordinary photographs.”
- David Young
“I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.”
- Edward Weston
To me, street photography is like my transistor radio… the playlist is infinite.
- Ricky Powell
Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, f/8, 9 frame HDR, ISO 800, finished with Lightroom and Photomatix pro. There’s a great podcast I listen to each week, and it really helps with my creativity. It’s called Writing Excuses, and it’s intended for fiction authors. Their topics, however, often apply to all creatives (one I […]