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W. Eugene Smith quotes


W. Eugene Smith quotes
Most photographers seem to operate with a pane of glass between themselves and their subjects. They just can't get inside and know the subject.
The belief, the try, a camera and some film - the fragile weapons of my good intentions. With these I fought war.
I think that basically all of my photographs are failures... I'm not saying that as a self negation or anything like that, I just don't judge it upon it upon how "good" it was, but rather upon how I'd fail upon what I was trying to say... I think this "Tomoko in her Bath" personally is the best photograph I ever made, it came to say what I was trying to say.
(I crop) for the benefit of the pictures. The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
Negatives are the notebooks, the jottings, the false starts, the whims, the poor drafts, and the good draft but never the completed version of the work... The completed version a print should be sufficient and fair return for a magazine's investment, for it is the means of fulfilling the magazine's purpose ,,,, The print and a proper one is the only completed photograph, whether it is specifically shaded for reproduction, or for a museum wall. Negatives are private, as is my bedroom.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.


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