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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PhotoDawg, Mar 2, 2005.

  1. Not sure who this guy is, but a great quote:

    "It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."

    -David Bailey
     
  2. tweber

    tweber

    372
    Feb 12, 2005
    St. Louis
    I like it, Dawg.

    It gets to the heart of the matter for me. It's so easy to not see what's going on.

    Tom
     
  3. Aha, it's not only a common language that divides us. :lol:

    Ask anyone on this side of the pond to name a famous photographer and I bet eight out of ten will answer, "David Bailey".
     
  4. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
  5. Chris101

    Chris101

    Feb 2, 2005
    Arizona
    Hey Bryan, As a painter, I'm takin' a bit of umbrage here. My paintings (which, admittedly are no more widely accepted than my photography) take every bit as much creativity as do my photographs, it's just different. The quote comparing photography to painting that I retained is that 'painting is the art of inclusion, while photography is the art of exclusion.'*

    I think about this every time I push the button.

    * I don't know who said this. Sorry. I read it on DPR.
     
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