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Minor White quotes


Minor White quotes
Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera.
The state of mind of a photographer while creating is a blank...For those who would equate "blank" with a kind of static emptiness, I must explain that this is a special kind of blank. It is a very active state of mind really, a very receptive state of mind, ready at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image pre-formed in it at any time. We should note that the lack of a pre-formed pattern or preconceived idea of how anything ought to look is essential to this blank condition. Such a state of mind is not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it. (Not just life, but "a" life).
I am always mentally photographing everything as practice.
When I looked at things for what they are I was fool enough to persist in my folly and found that each photograph was a mirror of my Self.
Here, have some more lettuce, it's organic, you know.
All photographs are selfportraits.
As I become more in harmony with the world around, through, and in me, the varieties of time weave together.


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