Five or eight quotes from Ansel Adams...
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February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have someone click the shutter.”
“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.”
“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer”
“The whole world is, to me, very much "alive" - all the little growing things, even the rocks. I can't look at a swell bit of grass and earth, for instance, without feeling the essential life - the things going on - within them. The same goes for a mountain, or a bit of the ocean, or a magnificent piece of old wood.”
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”
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