A Quote by Ansel Adams on photography

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

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A Quote by Robert Stuart MacArthur on angels, character, god, jobs, men, needs, photography, and reputation

Reputation is seeming; character is being. Reputation is manufactured; character is grown. Reputation is your photograph; There is a vast difference between character and reputation. Reputation is what men think we are; character is what God knows us to be. Reputation is seeming; character is being. Reputation is the breath of men; character is the inbreathing of the eternal God. One may for a time have a good reputation and a bad character, or the reverse ; but not for long.

Robert Stuart MacArthur

Source: Quick Truths in Quaint Texts‎ - Page 68 by Robert Stuart MacArthur

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A Quote by Thalassa Cruso on certainty, memory, mind, people, photography, and plants

For many people the scent of certain plants can revive memories with a vividness that nothing else can equal, for the sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that and left the conscious mind.

Thalassa Cruso

Source: To Everything There is a Season, 1973

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A Quote by Richard L. Evans on accidents, people, photography, and reflection

Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say.

Richard L. Evans (1906 - 1971)

Source: Tonic for Our Times, p. 25.

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A Quote by Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle on absence, art, humanity, photography, pleasure, suffering, and time

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time - this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle (1801 - 1866)

Source: Letter, 21 Oct 1859; in The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, 1970.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on people and photography

Photography helps people to see.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Berenice Abbott: An American Matter, ASMP Bulletin, Oct 1989.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on mountains, photography, and water

I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: The Berenice Abbott Protfolio, Preface, 1976.

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A Quote by Berenice Abbott on imitation and photography

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

Berenice Abbott (1898 - 1991)

Source: Infinity magazine, 1951.

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A Quote by Bart Barlow on children, photography, and time

Gardening can bring out the inner child, and sometimes, especially after all that time out in the hot sun, it can bring out the inner surrealist. When the urge comes over you to construct a zucchini zeppelin or a tomato truck, give in to your muse and then document [photograph] your masterpiece, preferably against an uncluttered background.

Bart Barlow

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A Quote by Ansel Adams on ability, chance, feeling, good, intuition, mind, photography, and practice

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

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