“Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield
“A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.” – Annie Leibovitz
“I want to make photographs whose very ambiguity provokes thought, rather than cuts it off prematurely. I want to make pictures that work on a more mysterious level, that approach the truth by a more circuitous route.” – John Pfahl
Photoessays/Bodies of Work – Monochromatic minimalism – Re-examining “consent” in an age where neither the photographer nor the subject may control where an image shows or how it is used. This is an interesting discussion, but not sure that what Berman suggests is feasible or realistic. – Widow/er A “poignant and elegant” portrait series
“If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible reason to stay at home … . By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” — David Foster Wallace, Up, Simba!
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.” — Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing
“A man without a vote is a man without protection.” — Lyndon B. Johnson