Photo Quotes Archive
Quotes by Sean Kernan (4 quotes)
"When I printed it, I saw something that stunned me. The photo itself wasn't that great, but it had an effect and a meaning that the room itself had not. It was lonelier and spookier than the room. It was not just what was in the room that made it happen, it was what was in me. And I only saw this when I saw my picture."
"How many times have you done some kind of new work and felt moved by something odd and unfamiliar about it, knowing that this is it, the new thing? If you feel this happening, the trick is not to try to name it. Just keep it going as long as you can. Surf it if you can. Name it when you're done."
"I picture creativity as a large room with many doors into it--music, writing, film, painting. You've gotten used to going in through the photography door, but it can become so clogged with abandoned projects, unexamined ideas, ego, and other trash, that you can't push it open, can't even get near it. So what do you do? Just forget photography. Set it aside. Go over to a different door and push on it, and you'll find it swings right open. ... Do it to change your mind again. Do it seriously, give it your time. Don't worry about doing it well, just do it. Let it unfold in you. I tell you that something will come alive in you again."
"People assume that because they take most of their pictures on vacation, being a photographer is like a perpetual vacation. That would be like seeing an entertaining movie and assuming that making it was entertaining. Hah!"