Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Journeys in Photography - Part 1

"If you see something that moves you, and then snap it - you keep a moment" ... Linda McCartney

The beach of Santa Monica

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. ~Richard Avedon

Aerial view of the mountains on the way to Los Angeles

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer. ~Author Unknown

Vail Ski Resort - second only to Aspen

The photograph itself doesn't interest me.  I want only to capture a minute part of reality.  ~Henri Cartier Bresson

Taken from a moving car on the way to Vail

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.  ~Ansel Adams

In a teahouse, from Tajikistan

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.  ~Dorothea Lange

Walking out of my department on a snowy morning

There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer.  ~Ansel Adams

My favorite reading spot by the creek during summer/fall

The camera can photograph thought.  ~Dirk Bogarde

The lawn in front of my department taken during fall

Every time someone tells me how sharp my photos are, I assume that it isn't a very interesting photograph.  If it were, they would have more to say.  ~Author Unknown

Boettcher Concert Hall - home of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.  ~Ansel Adams

Sunset beyond the mountain - returning from meeting the President in Denver

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.  ~Author Unknown

My department

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.  ~Tony Benn

Portland, Oregon - is not only known as the City of Roses, but also as the City of Bridges

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do.  The photographs make themselves with my help.  ~Ruth Bernhard

Downtown Portland, Oregon - taken from the Rose Garden

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.  It is a major force in explaining man to man.  ~Edward Steichen

Where it first began - in Seattle

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.  ~Lewis Hine

Taken from a boat leaving Bremerton Island towards downtown Seattle. The Space Needle dominating the skyline

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget.  In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings.  Paintings record what the painter remembers.  Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.  ~John Berger

1 comment:

dew embun said...

i LOVE that watercolour sketches photo!!!
Fell in love with it at first sight..and falling in love with it over and over again...
So free ah put quotes for every pic?*heh*