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“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”.

Elliott Erwitt



I have collected favorite quotes for many years, I just saw this one today and it resonated with me, so I wanted to share it. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see Robert Frank’s exhibition of his collection of photographs called “The Americans” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York a few years ago. I am by no means any kind of expert art critique but I loved the exhibit and his stories behind the photos. Here is a story on NPR about how Frank’s work changed photography: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100688154

‎”There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” – Robert Frank


Time Stands Still

I have been thinking about this quote from the Broadway show Time Stands Still recently. It pretty much sums up how I feel when I press the shutter release.

“When I look through that little rectangle…Time stops. It just…All the noise around me…Everything cuts out. And all I see…is the picture.” – Time Stands Still (Donald Margulies)