Because of a gnarly photography funk, I missed September’s 5 on 5. The ladies who I am doing this project with are so graceful and kind that they didn’t kick me out. In fact, they were encouraging and understanding. Because you know what? Most photographers I know go through a funk now and again. In honor of my funk, I am going to post some photography quotes that inspire me to pick up my camera again.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. ~Elliott Erwitt
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. ~John Berger
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me, they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. ~Robert Frank
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ~Karl Lagerfeld
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I am going to take tomorrow. ~Imogen Cunningham
And, yes, Imogen is right. My favorite is the one I will take tomorrow. And you know what? I am excited to pick up my camera tomorrow. My funk has slowly left me. I know he will be back, but for now… I can’t wait for the next shot.
I am doing this project with some great photographers. Start with the lovely Vanessa and then click on through to see their favorites from October.