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
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)