Thinking Photography – Roland Barthes

Ultimately, photography is subversive not when it frightens, repels, or even stigmatizes, but when it is pensive, when it thinks.

Roland Barthes

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Ordinary Beauty

Atmosphere is what charges the ordinary and the banal with beauty.

Bill Brandt

It’s important to take bad pictures…

It’s important to take bad pictures.
It’s the bad ones that have to do with
what you’ve never done before.
They can make you recognise something
you hadn’t seen in a way that will make you recognise it when you see it again.

Diane Arbus

On Ignorance and Preconceptions

The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant, ignorant as possible, with your mind wide open, as wide open as possible and not having to meet anyone else’s requirement but your own.

Dorothea Lange