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

 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. 
 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. 
 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. 
 The camera is first a means of self-discovery and a means of self-growth. The artist has one thing to say—himself. 
 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
 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. 
 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
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