Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
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No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
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