Photo Quotes Archive
Quotes by Paul Caponigro (4 quotes)
"It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are."
Source: Jensen, Brooks. "Talk at the Wilson Center for the Arts, Sep 2007". LensWork Podcast LW0420.
Photography > General
"I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain. Emulsions, liquid developers, silver salts, and fixers interact, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver."
"Photography is a medium, a language, through which I might come to experience directly, live more closely with, the interaction between myself and nature."
"At the root of creativity is an impulse to understand, to make sense of random and often unrelated details. For me, photography provides an intersection of time, space, light, and emotional stance. One needs to be still enough, observant enough, and aware enough to recognize the life of the materials, to be able to 'hear through the eyes'."