You can’t say more than you see

“You see, the extraordinary thing about photography is that it’s a truly popular medium . . . But this has nothing to do with the art of photography even though the same materials and the same mechanical devices are used. Thoreau said years ago, ‘You can’t say more than you see.’ No matter what lens you use, no matter what the speed of the film is, no matter how you develop it, no matter how you print it, you cannot say more than you see. That’s what that means, and that’s the truth.” – Paul Strand, Aperture vol. 19 no. 1, 1974

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One thought on “You can’t say more than you see

  1. silenthead says:

    This is so deceivingly simple that is easy to miss the depth of it.
    Thanks for posting.

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