“ I never had a “project.” I would go out and shoot, follow my eyes—what they noticed, I tried to capture with my camera, for others to see.” Helen Levitt, an American photographer who was particularly noted for street photography around New York City, … Continue reading
“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” Man Ray, a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia.
“The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.” Julia Margaret Cameron, a British photographer, became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary or heroic themes. She was born … Continue reading
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange, an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work, was born on May 26, 1895.
“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” Robert Capa, the Hungarian war photographer and photo journalist, was killed on May 25, 1954 in Vietnam while covering the First Indochina War. “Although a few years earlier he had said he … Continue reading
“ The key to artistic photography is to work out your own thoughts, by yourselves. Imitation leads to certain disaster. New ideas are always antagonized. Do not mind that. If a thing is good it will survive.” Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer, … Continue reading
“There are no rules for good photographs; there are only good photographs.” Ansel Adams who died April 22, 1984.