Archive for January 4th, 2008

Somewhere in Indiana

I read a thought-provoking and lovely quote in the New York Times yesterday by the great photographer Lee Friedlander.  In his new book,  Lee Friedlander Photographs Frederick Law Olmsted Landscapes, Friedlander said of landscape photography: 

“The subject itself is simply perfect, and no matter how well you manage as a photographer, you will only ever give a hint as to how good the real thing is. We photographers don’t really make anything: we peck at the world and try to find something curious or wild or beautiful that might fit into what the medium of photography can hold.” 

Curious, wild or beautiful – that’s the mantra I’ll use as I press the shutter.

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