Paul Strand quotes
The material of the artist lies not within himself nor in the fabrications of his imagination, but in the world around him. The element which gives life to the great Picassos and Cezannes, to the paintings of Van Gogh, is the relationship of the artist to context, to the truth of the real world. It is the way he sees this world and translates it into art that determines whether the work of art becomes a new and active force within reality, to widen and transform man’s experience. The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
Alexander Rodchenko quotes
One has to take several different shots of a subject, from different points of view and in different situations, as if one examined it in the round rather than looked through the same key-hole again and again.
Andre Kertesz quotes
Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph.
Jacques Henri Lartigue quotes
I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost — that is important. If they are art objects at the same time, that’s fine with me.