The photographer’s task is to describe the existing light…Chances are, if you believe the light, you’re going to believe that the things photographed existed in the world.
There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape.
It is a rare and valuable tonic to share insights, dreams and concerns with people whom you have never met. The sole purpose for such exchanges is simply to give light to one another.
Use loneliness. Its ache creates urgency to reconnect with the world. Take that aching and use it to propel you deeper into your need for expression—to speak, to say who you are and how you care about light and rooms and lullabies.
A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I’ve been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.
We must constantly give birth to our thoughts out of our pain, and nurture them with everything we have in us of blood, heart, fire, pleasure, passion, agony, conscience, fate, and catastrophe. Life to us — that means constantly transforming everything we are into light and flame, as well as everything that happens to us.
I often think of that rare fulfilling joy when you are in the presence of some wonderful alignment of events. Where the light, the colour, the shapes, and the balance all interlock so perfectly that I feel truly overwhelmed by the wonder of it.
Photography is a holding together of opposites: Light and dark, beautiful and ugly, sublime and banal, conscious and unconscious. I am still struck by the power of photography to strip away the bark of the mind and reveal the visceral workings underneath.
Light is my inspiration. My photographic images search for dimensions that words cannot touch—the result of intense responses to personal experiences. I do not wish to “record,” but rather to touch upon the illusive meanings which I perceive and try to comprehend in this limitless universe.
The moment you take the leap of understanding to realize you are not photographing a subject but are photographing light is when you have control over the medium.
My quest, through the magic of light and shadow, is to isolate, to simplify and to give emphasis to form with the greatest clarity.
Our job is to record, each in his own way, this world of light and shadow and time that will never come again exactly as it is today.