Every age manifests itself by some external evidence. In a period such as ours when only a comparatively few individuals seem to be given to religion, some form other than the Gothic cathedral must be found. Industry concerns the greatest numbers-it may be true, as has been said, that our factories are our substitute for religious expression.

— Charles Sheeler

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Photography is nature seen from the eyes outward, painting from the eyes inward.

Photography records inalterably the single image, while painting records a plurality of images willfully directed by the artist.


I favor a picture which arrives at its destination without the evidence of a trying journey rather than one which shows the marks of battle.


Isn't it amazing how photography has advanced without improving.


Photography is nature seen from the eyes outwards. Painting is nature seen from the eyes inwards.