Aphorisms #12

Less is more

Less is more

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.”

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

“A photograph is not an accident – it is a concept.”

“Twelve significant photographs in any year is a good crop.”

Ansel Adams (1902-1984)

Here are some of the quotes of one of the greatest American landscape photographer’s. Especially true is that you make a photograph. This means that you need to have a concept, an idea before you shoot. What are your thoughts? Any comment?


Aphorism #11

“The highest qualities often unfit a man for society.”

Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794)

This is a very provocative observation. It tells us how mediocre is society in general. However it might mean that outstanding people do not find their way in everyday life. Perhaps jealousy of the average man may play a role here too. Who knows?