July 11, 2008

i am not good with words. and this becomes excruciatingly more apparent each time i try to apply for something that requires an artist statement.

so here are some words i enjoy that are not mine.

“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”

“There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described. I photograph to see what something will look like photographed.”

“I am at war with the obvious,”

“I have tried to present my sensations in what is the most congenial and impressive form possible to me. ”

“If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” (i would substitute photograph for paint)

“Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.”


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