Photographs on the Brain #44

You learn more about images when you work with them, when you collect them,” he says. “When I see one thing, I have an idea about it. When I collect more, I have a different idea. – Hans-Peter Feldmann

©Philip Sinden

©Nich Hance McElroy

©Steve Holloway

©Michael Friberg

©Geoff Black

The greatest merit of photography is also its greatest weakness: a fraction of a second is enough to capture an image. The trouble is that it will be completely faithful to the moment to which it belongs and then it’s quite possible that people will be looking at it for dozens or even hundreds of years. – Andrea Galvani

©Michael Julius

©Jorn Vanhofen

©deSingel international arts campus

Left: ©Sarah Mei Herman; Right: ©Ryan Pfluger

©Julien Rodet

Left: ©Bridget Collins; Right: ©Ruth Kaplan

©Sergi Bernal

And finally, don’t forget that the biggest joy in photography is making pictures of those things in your own life. It doesn’t need to be a St. Patrick’s Day Parade with thousands of revelers to be important. Your friends, your family, your own life—that should be the first subject you work on. It’s a given your family will be tired of being photographed, but don’t give up. In another couple of decades, those are the pictures you will be glad to have. – David Burnett