Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Why Photography?

I like Nick Cobbling's answer to this question:

Why do you prefer photography to other media, as a communication tool?

Because photography is faster than drawing, yet slower than TV.

Nick was nominated for a Webby in the BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY category.

Another good quote (it's a quote commenting on a quote...... actually) I read in the book Image Makers Image Takers and it was from William Eggleston:

"When someone asked why he took pictures, my old friend Garry Winogrand said, 'Because I want to see what something looks like when it's photographed.' I've never been able to top that quote. I feel the same way."

I third that.