Thoughts & inspirations
In Japan, the word photography translates as ‘reflections of truth’
The English word photography derives from Greek and translates as ‘drawing with light’.
Photography should be a visionary art form not a technical operation.
Most photographers can press a shutter release but not many can add ‘soul’ to an image.
Photography is often not seen as an art form as so many people now claim to be able to take photographs whilst not many can draw or paint.
Photography is like cooking – it’s a matter of taste.
Photography is the gathering and rendering of light that is transmitted to the eye which then converts it to electronic impulses that enable our brains to ‘see’ the image that was taken.
The old adage that ‘the camera never lies’ is no longer true.
Photography is the art of successfully merging light and time.
Photography can sometimes appear to stop time, as with the extended exposure of moving water.
Photography is the art of capturing one instant from the millions that exist around us.
Photography is the ‘eyewitness’ of history.
Photography is an intellectual journey that leads to the production of an image.
Photography can bring wide open spaces to people locked in enclosed urban environments.
It doesn't have to be pretty to be true, but if it's true, it's beautiful.
Photography is, in a weird way, all about the possession of time, the capturing of time, the capturing of time. Just because you capture it you feel like you own it, but when it all disappears you realise, just like a dentist or a cobbler, your work is not absolute.
Photography is not just about producing images but also about telling a story.
It's not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person, item or landscape being photographed.
Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried.
Photography goes beyond the limits of reality and illusion. It brushes up against another life, another dimension, revealing not only what is there but what is not there.
Photography is not about the person and the camera. It's about how the person relates to their chosen subject.
A good photographer is like a magician, conjuring up amazing and evocative images.