"To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." – Elliott Erwitt
"All the technique in the world doesn't compensate for the inability to notice." -Elliott Erwitt
black and white
I love black and white images for so many reasons. Black and white draw the eye's attention to the subject at hand without much distraction. To me, it's similar to why schools make students wear uniforms... to help keep fads and trends from becoming the main thing so as to focus on what really matters. These images were all taken with simplicity in mind, and I love the contrast of black on white.
"I love the spontaneous nature of weddings - that things aren't always perfect. I also get to see the tender side of people, which is rare. It's all about capturing the human spirit that is unique to each individual... " - Bambi Cantrell
"As a photographer, I'm always striving to capture that instant when someone is willing to let their guard down and be completely genuine and real." - Peggy Sirota
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” - Aaron Siskind
"Get out of the car." - Alfred Eisenstaedt, Life Magazine photographer, on what advice he gives to young photographers.
"The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street..." - Robert Doisneau
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." - Ansel Adams
"If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough." - Robert Capa