“All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.”
“[photographers] look at you to get a better look at themselves.
Didn’t you know that an essential piece of the camera is the mirror installed inside the casing?”
— Stacy Platt, writer, educator, photographer. From an article on the Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase” titled The Art of Losing Love, pt.1 : Words on Masahisa Fukase
The autobiographical artist Masahisa Fukase remained institutionalized the last 20 years of his life after a traumatic accident. Only now are his photographs becoming available outside of Japan after lengthy copyright battles. Considered a singularly innovative and influential photographer he grabbed the world’s attention with his publication of his first international photo book “The Solitude of Ravens”.
“Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all… I felt a pygmy at the foot of a giant”
“Yes, Cezanne, he is the greatest of us all,” Monet once declared. Whenever his work was not going well, he was forced to drape his Cezannes, unable to work in the presence of such genius. “I felt a pygmy at the foot of a giant,” he once explained.
— Claude Monet, French, painter.
On the painter Paul Cezanne.
From “Mad Enchantment, Claude Monet and the Paintings of the Water Lilies” by Ross King, English writer.