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the standards of the artistic

laura iancu

the standards of the artistic

"But what exactly do these irrational standards
[the standards of the artistic] mean?
They mean the supremacy of the detail over the general
, ofthe part that is more alive than the whole, of the little
thing which a man observes and greets with a friendly
nod of the spirit while the crowd around him is being
driven by some common impulse to some common goal....
This capacity to wonder at trifles--no matter the immanent
peril--these sides of the spirit, these footnotes in the volume
of life are the highest forms of consciousness, and it is in this


nobody can see

Dinu Lazăr

Our best shoots are placed in our memory. They are simply there, somewhere .. and they represent our private archive... Nobody can touch .. nobody can see. - Massimo Conti


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Dinu Lazăr

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...the era of popular photography which began with the introduction of the first Kodak camera in 1888 is that of the anonymous photograph...Both sitter and photographer may be no longer identifiable. Yet...these primative pictures are of great historic significance...Through them we have a detailed picture of everyday life of a kind never previously available. - Brian Coe


The camera is a killing chamber

Dinu Lazăr

The camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and prised open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again. - Peter Conrad


talking, and listening, and looking, looking

Dinu Lazăr

talking, and listening, and looking, looking

Producing a photographic document involves preparation in excess. There is first the examination of the idea of the project. Then the visits to the scene, the casual conversations, and more formal interviews - talking, and listening, and looking, looking. … And finally, the pictures themselves, each one planned, talked, taken and examined in terms of the whole. - Aaron Siskind


urme

laura iancu

urme

(Professional) photographers are like Hookers

Dinu Lazăr

(Professional) photographers are like Hookers: at first we started doing it because we liked it and it felt good, then we kept doing it but only for our friends, and NOW we're still doing it but are charging money for doing it! - Dean Collins


Is it beautiful ?

Dinu Lazăr

Identify your objectives. Be clear in your mind what you want to say about the subject. Is it beautiful ? Is it menacing ? Don't shoot unless you know what the message of your picture is going to be. - Bob Carlos Clarke



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