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

 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
 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. 
 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. 
 When the photograph is the mirror of the man, and the man is the mirror of the world, then the Spirit might take over. 
 Camera and eye are together a time machine with which the mind and human being can do the same kind of violence to time and space as dreams. 
 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. 
 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
 One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are. 
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