On Photography

A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.

Susan Sontag, „On Photography“


August Midday Sun

A photograph isn’t necessarily a lie, but nor is it the truth. It’s more of a fleeting, subjective impression. What I most like about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected.
Martine Franck (2. April 1938 – 17. August 2012)
Martine Franck, „Le Brusc, Südfrankreich 1976“