1. 10

    Art is the splendor of reality before everything has become meaning.

  2. 9

    Photography is a distributive act leading to a privileged condition.

  3. 8

    Words represent images: nothing can be said for which there is no image.

  4. 7

    Choice and chance structure art and nature.

  5. 6

    I could take a cow and implant a camera in it and let it amble around the city or in its own domain (I say a cow because a human being I would not trust). If the camera was programmed to go off at an indeterminate series of moments, the samplings would be fantastic.

  6. 5

    The smallest modification of tonality affects structure. Some things have to be rather large, but elegance is the presentation of things in their minimum dimensions.

  7. 4

    The coherent way of investigating any field is to examine its possible relatedness to other things.

  8. 3

    Ideas and thoughts collide and sort themselves out in these fruitful collisions.

  9. 2

    My photographs are not pure: they are a seething wealth of imperfection.

  10. 1

    Life itself is not the reality. We are the ones who put life into stones and pebbles.

  11. Last Update: 22 May 2022

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