Arno Rafael Minkkinen
[Photographer, b. 1945, Helsinki, Finland, lives in Andover, Massachusetts.]

 What happens inside your mind can happen inside a camera! (Slogan for Minolta, written by Minkkinen when worked as an advertising copywriter) 

Edwin Parker “Cy” Twombly
[Artist, b. 1928, Lexington, Virginia, d. 2011, Rome.]

 The Image cannot
be dis possessed of a
priMORdial
freshness
which IDEAS
CAN NEVER CLAIM 

Vik Muniz
[Artist, b. 1961, Sao Paulo, Brazil, lives in New York.]

 If you find an idea without form, please let me know because I would love to take a picture of it. 

Martin Schoeller
[Photographer, b. 1968, Munich, Germany, lives in New York.]

 Get off your phones and computers—they don’t take good pictures…. Original ideas come from experiences and the people around you. 

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

 I try to photograph thoughts. 

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. 

Paul Graham
[Photographer, b. 1956, Stafford, England, lives in New York.]

 …when you have a worthwhile idea, you should be prepared to gamble on it, test it out and see what the world gives back. 

Joel Meyerowitz
[Photographer, b. 1938, New York, lives in New York.]

 We think of photography as pictures. And it is. But I think of photography as ideas. And do the pictures sustain your ideas or are they just good pictures? I want to have an experience in the world that is a deepening experience, that makes me feel alive and awake and conscious. 
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