Tag: quote

Why Limitations Are Essential to Creativity

It’s probably taken me far too long to have this epiphany, but it has finally happened. In photography, and to be truthful in many aspects of life, less is not just more but all. The limitations of having less mean you have to be more imaginative if you want to

A Finger and Two Legs

The second half of 2017 became a nightmare of an artistic block for me photographically.  A couple of disastrous shoots (which maybe I’ll talk about sometime) and some difficult times personally meant I ended up not writing about, and barely actually doing any, photography for nearly six months! But, it’s

Photographic Inspiration for 2017

If you need some inspiration for your photography this coming year you could do worse, a lot worse, than spending 18 minutes of your valuable time watching this video narrated by the iconic photographer Henri Carter-Bresson. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment was made in 1973 by Scholastic Magazines, Inc. and the International

Five Photography Quotes to Live by in 2016

What it says. All images included here are copyright the relevant photographer. “My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.” – Helmut Newton “There is no formula for success, but there is formula for failure and that is trying to please everybody.” – Man Ray “At

Some Inspirational Photography Quotes and Images

Part of the learning process of photography is to look at the work of other photographers. I find that quite often inspiration comes not just from their images but the words they have spoken as well. Here are some words of wisdom I have heard or read recently from photographers that

The Wisdom of David Bailey

David Bailey was interviewed by Mark Lawson on BBC 4 here in the UK a couple of nights ago (10th March). Bailey is always good for a quote or two, here are a few classic answers to some of Mark Lawson’s questions: Mark Lawson: Millions of photographs being taken all

What Level Are You At?

The photographer and blogger Ming Thein wrote a wonderful post back in November 2012 about the creative evolution of a photographer. He identifies four stages (actually five if you include the pre stage) that photographers typically advance through as they improve their technical as well as creative skills. In many

My Five (Current) Favourite Photography Quotes

Here are my (current) five favourite photography quotes as of May 17, 2013 (my birthday), I shall review in a years time. “Time eventually positions most photographs, even the most amateurish, at the level of art.” – Susan Sontag “You see, if you don’t take money they can’t tell you

The Tools We Use

There is a question often asked of photographers which is why do they spend so much time looking at, comparing and then buying the latest camera or lens when virtually no other artist indulges in such pursuits but instead focuses on the art itself. After all, painters do not spend

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