Quote of the Day:

Irving Penn

  • Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is the one they would like to show to the world... Every so often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.
  • Photographing a cake can be art.
  • I feed on art more than I ever do on photographs. I can admire photography, but I wouldn't go to it out of hunger.
  • I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
  • What I really try to do is photograph people at rest, in a state of serenity.
  • Using simple equipment and daylight alone is for me a pleasure and a replenishment.
  • A beautiful print is a thing in itself, not just a halfway house on the way to the page.
  • The severe portrait that is not the greatest joy in the world to the subject may be enormously interesting to the reader.
  • Many photographers feel their client is the subject. My client is a woman in Kansas who reads Vogue. I'm trying to intrigue, stimulate, feed her. My responsibility is to the reader. The severe portrait that is not the greatest joy in the world to the subject may be enormously interesting to the reader.
  • I have always stood in awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.