“It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country. Most photographers would feel a certain embarrassment in admitting publicly that they carried within them a sense of wonder, yet without it they would not produce the work they do, whatever their particular field. It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly, as something that is exciting in its own right. It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the individual’s temperament and environment.”

[Bill Brandt]

H/T: Darrell


2 Responses to “Wonder”

  1. 1 daviddave May 18, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    whenever i go anywhere with my girlfriend, she irregularly comments on the fact that i’m always looking around looking for photos! photography certainly does change the way you look at the world.. and anything else.. like a wheelie bin. or something equally as random. i love wheelie bins.

  2. 2 emmsy May 18, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    Hmm yea. That’s cool. I love light features. And cracked-up, dry land. Random things like that.

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