Quotes on photography – #4 Confucius

Many artists and prominent figures in public life have written on photography; some of their quotes have helped one to understand photography and what a ‘print’ really stands for. This blog series, entitled “Quotes on Photography” will feature statements and thoughts from well known artists, and be complemented by an image of mine that will hopefully express their view.

“Everything has it’s beauty, but not everyone sees it” – Confucius (551–479 BC); a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher 4_Confucius


When I work on Sable Island I see thousands of seals each day. It is very easy to spend your day not really looking at them, not paying attention to their detail. But when you do give yourself the time to stop and look, you see their beauty and often in the simplest of things.

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