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We possess nothing in this world other than the power to say I.

Simone Weil, “The Call”.

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Color images are quieter ?

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On what are the laws of photogenicity based ?

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The technical word for contrast is antithesis.

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In photography, codes are combined to produce a rhetorical argument. By themselves, codes are meaningless, like phonemes in language. It is only when codes are put together in specific combinations that they are effective in producing what we call a ‘good photograph’. It is from a particular configuration of such codes (whichever ones are included) that the rhetoric of the image determines the range of meanings available from the photograph.

David Bates, “Photography: The Key Concepts”

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Today everything exists to end in a photograph.

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Can a good portrait suggest something of the subjects future ?

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It’s not when you press the shutter, but why you press the shutter.

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When the subject is in any way uneasy, the personality goes away where the camera can’t reach it.

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We cannot develop and print a memory.



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