Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
[Writer, photographer, mathematician, and logician, b. 1832, Daresbury, Cheshire, England, d. 1898, Guildford, Surrey, England.]

 I confess I do not admire naked boys. They always seem to me to need clothes, whereas one hardly sees why the lovely forms of girls should ever be covered up. 
 I wish I dared dispense with all costume. Naked children are so perfectly pure and lovely; but Mrs. Grundy would be furious—it would never do. 
 The recent extraordinary discovery in Photography, as applied in the operations of the mind, has reduced the art of novel-writing to the merest mechanical labour. 
 Mrs. Hatch came with Beatrice, Ethel, and Evelyn. I photographed all three: Evelyn naked—a kind of photo I have often done lately. 
 If I had the loveliest child in the world to draw or photograph, and found that she had a modest shrinking (however slight, however easily overcome) from being taken nude, I would feel it was a solemn duty owed to God to drop the request altogether. 
 They say that we Photographers are a blind race at best; that we learn to look at even the prettiest faces as so much light and shade; that we seldom admire, and never love. This is a delusion I long to break through—if only I could find a young lady to photograph, realizing my ideal of beauty—above all, if her name should be—(why is it, I wonder, that I dote on the name Amelia more than any other word in the English language?)—I feel sure that I could shake off this cold, philosophic lethargy. (1860) 
 “And what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?” 
 If I did not believe I could take such pictures without any lower motive than a pure love of Art, I would not ask it. (Letter to girl's parent) 
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