thinking with pictures – metaphors that let you see the subject from new angles

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quoting for photos

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.
Ansel Adams

I do not object to retouching, dodging. or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique.
Alfred Stieglitz

No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
Claude Monet

Seeing these and others in print caused me to seek more online. The result is a compilation of quotes by Photographers or about Photography.


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The “decisive moment” in Cartier-Bresson’s lens also applies to the social observers and authors who paint pictures with words for key moments in social encounters:

parallels between the optical lens and intellectual lens.