Photography and realism
“To me, photography presents a positive means of establishing identity with the external world and the internal cosmos of the spirit. The objectives of the surgeon are not to cut tissues, but to preserve life ; the objective of the photographer is not to manipulate light, equipment, materials, and artistic conventions, but to express, interpret, and create life.”
― Ansel Adams, from Aperture magazine Issue 3
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it”.
– Ansel Adams
After reading this quote, we suddenly understand that Ansel Adams never want to be a photographer of the reality, close to the documentary as some wants.