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

 The camera is first a means of self-discovery and a means of self-growth. The artist has one thing to say—himself. 
 When the photograph is the mirror of the man, and the man is the mirror of the world, then the Spirit might take over. 
 Photographers who come up with power never get accused of imitating anyone else even though they photograph the same broom, same street, same portraits. 
 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. 
 I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. 
 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. 
 Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. 
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