Photographs on the Brain #29

“Your own photography is never enough,” he writes. “Every photographer who has lasted has depended on other people’s pictures too – photographs that may be public or private, serious or funny, but that carry with them a reminder of community. – Robert Adams

©Stevie Dacanay

©Missy Prince

©Luka Knezevic – Strika

©David Fisher

©Wouter Van de Voorde

“To me Flickr is one of the most powerful social networks. I don’t think people see it as a social network, but it’s amazing because it’s a social network based around one hobby in a way. It’s really specific. Right away you are immediately surrounded by people who are into the same thing that interests you. I know so many people who meet really close friends through Flickr. They start off as Internet friends but by the time you meet in person it’s like you’re good friends already.  - Jeff Hamada

©fermin jrs

©Don Hudson

©Anna Shelton

©Patrick Joust

©James Wendell

“I’m starting to wonder if the problem isn’t too much mediocrity, but too many expert photographers. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few. Not to say that mastery should lead to mediocrity, but the similarity of many expert photographers is troubling. Perfection should be the enemy. Most photographers treat is as their best friend. This is the charm of found/anonymous photos, which are often better than anything a pro would shoot. – Blake Andrews

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  • K. Praslowicz

    McNASA?! I think I just had the wind knocked out of me as 1987 reached out and punched me in the stomach. Awesome.