on Photography and Art

Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances -- it was somebody's name,
or he happened to be there at the time, or it was so then, and another day would have been otherwise.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have caught this magical landscape and it is the enchantment of it
that I am so keen to render.
Of course lots of people will protest that it is quite unreal, but that is just too bad.
Claude Monet

Even in front of nature one must compose
Edgar Degas

The difference in "seeing" between the eye and the lens should make it obvious
that a photographer who merely points his camera at an appealing subject
and expects to get an appealing picture in return, may be headed for a disappointment.
Andreas Feininger

Nothing in the world is a gift.
Whatever there is to learn has to be learned the hard way.
Carlos Castagneda

 Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true
that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
Oscar Wilde

 The Power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
Victor Hugo

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