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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: William Thakeray

“The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”
~ William Thackeray


It’s been some time since I last posted a photography quote and I found this one quite compelling. To me it means that the most compelling photographs are the ones that depict the exotic in a way that connects with people and makes them feel a sense of personal involvement as well as ones that depict common things and locations in a way that lets people see beauty in the mundane.