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Motivation is a photography blog that discusses the creative aspects of photography. The posts will include thoughts about images and their interpretation, photographers and their work, technique, workflow, my ongoing projects, and perhaps even the occasional off topic rant.

Quick Quotes: Gary Winogrand

Photography is about what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.

Gary Winogrand


I love quotes that point out that photography, even film photography, is not about truth. For those who might be interested, I wrote an article several years back called "Photography and Truth". Photography, or should I say photography other than photojournalism, is not about 'truth'. Even photojournalism, which strives to be truthful, often inadvertently (hopefully inadvertently) changes the facts because of those four edges and what you don't see outside the frame.

by Howard G

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