Minor White
[Photographer, writer, and theorist, b. 1908, Minneapolis, Minnesota, d. 1976, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
 One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are. 
 There’s no particular class of photograph that I think is any better than any other class. I’m always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don’t give a damn how it got made. 
 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
 When I looked at things for what they are I was fool enough to persist in my folly and found that each photograph was a mirror of my Self. 
 To see through, not merely with, the eye, to perceive with the inner eye, and by an act of choice to capture the essence of that perception. This is the very core of the creative process. 
 Photographers who come up with power never get accused of imitating anyone else even though they photograph the same broom, same street, same portraits. 
 When the photograph is the mirror of the man, and the man is the mirror of the world, then the Spirit might take over. 
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