Today’s Bloganuary prompt is: What is your favorite photograph you’ve every taken?
This is an easy but hard prompt. Easy because I’ve shared so many photos in this blog. Hard because it’s hard to choose one favorite.
Instead, I’ll share something which I hardly ever do. Here are a few quotes about photography that ring true to me, along with photos I’ve taken that illustrate the point.
“When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!”–Ted Grant
“A photograph is not created by a photographer. What they do is just to open a little window and capture it. The world then writes itself on the film. The act of the photographer is closer to reading than it is to writing. They are the readers of the world”– Ferdinando Scianna
“Photography is an art of observation. It has very little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”– Elliott Erwitt
Camera lies all the time. It’s all it does is lie, because when you choose this moment instead of this moment, when you… the moment you’ve made a choice, you’re lying about something larger. ‘Lying’ is an ugly word. I don’t mean lying. But any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.– Richard Avedon
… and because a post with just quotes feels like cheating, here’s something I wrote last year, about My Photography Journey.