John Divola
[Photographer, b. 1949, Los Angeles, lives in Los Angeles.]

 The beauty of photography is that it takes a fraction of a second; to investigate the potential of an idea at a very low cost, it’s not like you have to wait a month to complete a whole painting. So you can get an idea and give it a try and all of a sudden you might see some potential. 

Terence Donovan
[Photographer, b. 1936, Stepney, England, d. 1996, London.]

 A seven-bath developer is no substitute for thought. 

Sol LeWitt
[Artist and theorist, b. 1928, Hartford, Connecticut, d. 2007, New York.]

 The idea becomes a machine that makes the art. 

Mario Giacomelli
[Photographer, b. 1925, Senigallia, Italy, d. 2000, Senigallia.]

 I try to photograph thoughts. 

William Carlos Williams
[Writer and poet, b. 1883, Rutherford, New Jersey, d. 1963, Rutherford.]

 No ideas but in things. 

Aaron Siskind
[Photographer, b. 1903, New York, d. 1991, Providence, Rhode Island.]

 It makes no difference what the subject matter is. The idea, the statement, is the only thing that counts. 

Anton Corbijn
[Photographer, b. 1955, Strijen, Netherlands, lives in London.]

 My biggest fear always is that I’ll photograph an idea rather than a person, so I try to be quite sensitive to how people are. 

Bert Stern
[Photographer, b. 1929, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2013, New York.]

 I think all my pictures are ideas, and they’re ideas made into images. 
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