for a photographer the moment of seeing can also be a moment of revelation
The urge to create, the urge to photograph, comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity; to live more in peace with the world, and possibly to help others do the same.
I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed. I have no preconceptions.
Henri Cartier Bresson
Taking photographs... is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It is a way of life.
Why I select certain subjects and not others I do not exactly know, unless it is that I believe them to be the best mediums for a synthesis of my inner experience.
The best way to go into an unknown territory is to go in ignorant.
I never look for a photograph. The photograph finds me and says, "I'm here!" and I say, "Yes, I see you. I hear you."
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Throughout my life I've never pursued anything. I just let things pursue me... they just show up... This is the way I've led my life, not just in photography, but in life.