Wordsday: 6.19.19

First rule of composition — there are no rules in composition.

everything is related to each other but near things are more related than distant things.

the creative photograph no longer needs an army of defenders

“I paint the way some people write their autobiography.”


You have to look and understand both and looking you understand it’s more than you can describe you look and think and look and think until it makes sense becomes interesting

Donald Judd 1990

The crushing force of time is before my eyes, and I myself try to keep pressing the shutter release of the camera. In this inevitable race between the two of us, I feel I am going to be burnt up.” –

Daido Moriyama

For the first time, between the originating object and its reproduction there intervenes only the instrumentality of a nonliving agent. For the first time an image of the world is formed automatically, without the creative intervention of man. The personality of the photographer enters into the proceedings only in his selection of the object to be photographed and by way of the purpose he has in mind.”

Andre Bazin

The moment that an artist takes notice of what other people want and tries to supply the demand he ceases to be an artist 

Oscar Wilde