Saturday, February 13, 2010

Photo Quote Number 13

Today's Quote(s) on Photography:

"Photography is not cute cats, nor nudes, motherhood or arrangements of manufactured products. Under no circumstances it is anything ever anywhere near a beach." - Walker Evans

"Puppies, don't forget puppies. And those shots of famous celebrities posing with fake looking pouts on their faces. That's not photography either. What, like we're supposed to really believe Paris Hilton is a bit despondent today?" - me.

3 comments:

mythopolis said...

I agree with Walker Evans quote completely...except for the part about the nudes. In fact I got my great appreciation for photography as an adolescent, flipping through Playboy mags!

Kala said...

Well at least he didn't include flowers!

Carol said...

He's quite the fussy one, wasn't he?

Nudes, flowers...I'm a big fan of do whatever you do....sure, there's something to be said for "avoiding the ordinary" but it's all a celebration of light and film to me...I love it all.