Blog Archives: Quotes

captured experience

Photographs are perhaps the most mysterious of all the objects that make up, and thicken, the environment we recognize as modern. Photographs really are experience captured, and the camera is the ideal arm of consciousness in its acquisitive mood.

Susan Sontag

editing the visual

Photography is a system of visual editing. At bottom, it is a matter of surrounding with a frame a portion of one's cone of vision, while standing in the right place at the right time. Like chess, or writing, it is a matter of choosing from among given possibilities, but in the case of photography the number of possibilities is not finite but infinite.

John Szarkowski

a secret about a secret

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus

details

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever . . . it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

Aaron Sussman

arresting beauty

I longed to arrest all beauty that came before me, and at length the longing has been satisfied.

Julia Margaret Cameron

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