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

 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
 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. 
 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. 
 When the photograph is the mirror of the man, and the man is the mirror of the world, then the Spirit might take over. 
 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. 
 Often while traveling with camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. 
 One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are. 
 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
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