Mereka berpijak dan menjadi bijak
Rasanya perlu sekali belajar dari penuturan orang-orang yang karyanya banyak menjadi pijakan dalam hidup dan berkarya.
“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.
It is a creative art”
– Ansel Adams –
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs”
– Ansel Adams –
“My first thought is always of light”
– Galen Rowell –
“A photograph is a secret about a secret.
The more it tells you the less you know”
– Diane Arbus –
“Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood”
– Herb Ritts –
“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past”
– Berenice Abbott –
“To me, photography is an art of observation.
It’s about finding omething interesting in an ordinary place…
I’ve found it has little to do ith the things you see and every-
thing to do with the way you see them.”
– Elliott Erwitt –
Another bumper sticker would be “TILT,” for Truth, Intimacy, Light, Timing. It’s a better criteria than “news.” “Truth” is more than accuracy, it’s genuine portrayal. “Intimacy” means the viewer sees enough to empathize with the people and situation. “Light” can be more than descriptive, it can engage us in universal ways. “Timing” ranges from the right expression to being there when they are doing it, not when they are talking about it. If you think timing, photojournalists should go to the happenings, not waste all those hours at news conferences, where people are just talk about it.