Centuries in the making

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved." - Ansel Adams

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams

Photographs are not only portable sheets of colour but pieces of time stolen from the constantly running sands, snatched from a river that never stops flowing. Yet pictures are not random fossils of memory frozen by some cosmic accident; they are the silent musings of the artist’s mind, slowly waiting to find expression in the separate beauty of the outside world – pieces of work that needed a mere fraction of a second to forge, but have taken decades and even centuries in the making..

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