“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
Every day inspiration can be sparked by so many things: a Warholian piece of art; a quote by Paulo Coelho; the dramatic lines of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Today, I was inspired by monochromatic images. I love when a photograph evokes a feeling, and black+whites have a knack of doing that.
Recently I have been paying attention to other elements too; composition, depth of field, lines, expressions, and angles. Reading images in this way encourages me to notice details that I may have otherwise overlooked.
I like this new change. It’s a reminder to look at the world with new eyes. Enjoy the inspiration!
A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. ~ Ansel Adams
Check out how much the Sagrada Familia has progressed since then, click here (then scroll to bottom of that post)
Photographers mistake the emotion they feel while taking the photo as a judgment that the photograph is good. ~ Garry Winogrand
Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph. ~ Andre Kertesz
Sharpness is a bourgeois concept. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work. ~ William Klein
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~ Eudora Welty