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a: Photography ~
b: window

What: "This week the Getty Museum in Los Angeles unveils an exhibition based on an exciting insight: that photography, since its beginnings, has depicted the window as a symbol of photographic vision. This is a natural metaphor when you remember that early cameras were, in essence, little rooms with a lens onto the outside world "

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:18 PM



a: Photography ~
b: beauty

What: "Ah, this is another possible answer: Photography is like beauty. Fleeting. Subjective. To quote Aquinas, beauty is "wholeness, harmony, radiance." To quote James Joyce on Aquinas, "wholeness" is apprehending the object as separate from all else - as in apprehending a pair of shoes as separate from all else (editing, choosing, isolating). "Radiance" is the "whatness" of the object, the essence of that object that makes it distinctly what it is and nothing else-like the pumpkin-ness of the "ugly" pumpkins we viewed, or the "water buffalo-ness" of the water buffalo. "

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Writer: BC
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:18 PM



a: Photography ~
b: Prostitution

What: "'Like what you see?' If so...then you talk money. If you want to get paid you bring that up as soon as there is interest. "

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Writer: Zack Arias.
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:19 PM



a: Photography ~
b: Meditation

What: "There is an intangible aspect to photography that is very difficult to articulate. I feel more connected to my surroundings when I am making photographs. Photography for me is very much like meditation because it forces me to "be present" and "in the moment". My worries and anxieties fade away as I am finding and framing unique and visually engaging photographs."

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Writer: Patrick Keough
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:19 PM



a: Photography ~
b: Dungeons & Dragons

What: "The conflict in D&D is knowingly false. I'm pretty sure I've never met anyone who has faced down a red dragon while armed only with a "Scroll of Magic Missile." On a photo set, however, the conflict can be very real. But the approach to it is pretty much the same: "Hey, guys, let's see if we can work through this together and maybe have some fun along the way." "

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Writer: Greg Koch
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:21 PM



a: Photography ~
b: the endless quest for unicorns

What: A video discussing the idea.

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Writer: Colin Prior
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:22 PM



a: Photography ~
b: like a plain box

What: "At the end of the day, it's not about capturing reality, it's capturing what's beyond it. Doesn't have to be after life, it can be anything your creativity dreams up. Photography is like a plain box or a piece of wood. To an adult, a box is a box and a piece of wood is a piece of wood, but to a child. a box is a sailing ship and the wood a pirate sword. Or maybe the box is a race car? The wood is a flying space board? "

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Writer: Olivier Duong
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:23 PM



a: Photography ~
b: the pulmonary artery

What: "Photography is like the pulmonary artery leading to the Heart of me."

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Writer: KHALIK ALLAH
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:24 PM



a: Photography ~
b: prostitution

What: "I'm 91 years old and used to work for Kodak. I think photography is like prostitution. It's good business ruined by enthusiastic amateurs."

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Writer: Tom Wrench
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 6 2014 6:24 PM



a: Photography ~
b: writing

What: "If photography is like writing then street photography is more like poetry."

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Writer: Mike Johnston
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:25 PM



a: Photography ~
b: painting

What: "Photography is like painting; there are no rules but preferences. We do whatever we want as long as the images are believable and powerful. We can have different types of works and styles. No one should dictate what the way it should be. We just make judgments and choices. "

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Writer: Zan Zhang
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:27 PM



a: Photography ~
b: painting

What: "We call it a picture, a photo, a shot...... I prefer to call it an Image or a Vision... A photograph is a Vision. It is how I see the subject, not necessarily how the subject really is... For me, a photograph is like a painting, you see it, you analyze it, you interpret it... you like it or you hate it... Photography is like Architecture, partly Artistic and partly Technical. The question is: is it more Artistic or more Technical ? ...My answer to that question will show in my images... "

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Writer: Husam Mneimneh
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:28 PM



a: Photography ~
b: brush and pen

What: "Photography is like brush and pen to painter or chisel and hammer to a sculptor. It is a means to create or to capture a 3D reality or an imagination. Only human being is capable of labeling what feels or looks good or bad. "

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Writer: Mike Blazek
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:29 PM



a: Photography ~
b: telling a story

What: "Well first of all ,photography is like telling a story or writing a poem. I'm very sure you have heard of the saying "A photo speaks a thousand words". Well it is true because it's all about telling a story, but what is important is to do it your way."

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Writer: lliau
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:30 PM



a: Photography ~
b: painting

What: "Photography is like painting: everyone with a crayon and paper is not a painter a Picasso or Monet, just as not everyone with a camera is a photographer. Photography is an art, and we strive to be the Picasso and Monet of it. So while there are many good painters out there, wouldn't you prefer to hang a masterpiece on your wall? "

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:30 PM



a: Photography ~
b: a quest

What: " You are right in saying this. To me, photography is like a quest, or a pilgrimage, or a hunt. I love painting, I love music, but photography is what has allowed me to get outside of myself. If I were eighteen years old, I would take up drawing, if I were four years old, I would study music. But if I were seventy-five, I would continue to photograph. "

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Writer: Edouard Boubat
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:31 PM



a: Photography ~
b: a mosaic

What: "A successful photo is only a preliminary step toward the intelligent use of photograph... Photography is like a mosaic that becomes a synthesis only when it is presented en masse."

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Writer: August Sander
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:31 PM



a: Photography ~
b: golf

What: "Photography is like golf. They are both fun, popular and require some equipment. Very few people can get others to pay them to do either one for the same reason. Each takes a lifetime of constant practice, getting better and better little by little. Most golfers play for decades and never hit a hole-in-one. Photography is more complex than golf. Why does anyone expect ever to make a perfect photograph?"

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Writer: Ken Rockwell
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:32 PM



a: Photography ~
b: into the mineshaft

What: ""Photography is like going into the mineshaft", says Roger Ballen, and well he should know. As a geologist, his fieldwork sometimes has taken him 2 kilometers under the earth's surface, in search of diamonds, gold, and other minerals. These subterranean pursuits have deeply influenced him, supporting his artistic development, which he likens to a psychological descent into the mine. As his work has progressed, the excavation continues - time and again he masterfully brings up to the surface what he finds buried in the orebody of his unconsciousness, this is the endless challenge of his practice. "

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Writer: Roger Ballen
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:33 PM



a: Photography ~
b: going to see a movie

What: "I'm not knocking color because I do shoot color as well, but color photographs are more or less a document of what something looks like, while I feel black-and-white is more interpretive. A really neat analogy is that color photography is like going to see a movie: black-and-white is like reading a book. "

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Writer: Monte Nagler
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:34 PM



a: Photography ~
b: a flowing river as against the stagnant puddle

What: "The word candid itself suggests that photography is done as if the photographer is not present and the moment is captured in the most natural way. Candid Photography is like a flowing river as against the stagnant puddle. And to capture candid moments one has to be very alert and creative. "

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Writer: Mr. Prakash Tilokani
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:35 PM



a: Photography ~
b: making cheese

What: "Photography is like making cheese. It takes a hell of a lot of milk to make a small amount of cheese just like it takes a hell of a lot of photos to get a good one."

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Writer: Robert Gillis
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 6 2014 6:36 PM



a: Photography ~
b: peeing

What: "Don't get me wrong here like I'm angling for a scam. There is something to be learned by all this, and to show I'm not a phoney, I start every meeting by repeating three times, "Street photography is like peeing," and I say it at different speeds so that no one knows when I'm going to say something or jump out at them. When it's time to seal the deal, I know they're ready to accept that premise. I have everyone repeat the following at least seven times a day. "

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Writer: Rufus Mangrove
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:37 PM



a: Photography ~
b: Instagram?

What: "Saying that Instagram is a threat to photography is like saying that mad-libs are a threat to literature, or that hot-pockets are a threat to five-star cuisine. It's like saying Twitter is a threat to poetry, or that the existence of tee-ball somehow detracts from the value of baseball-it just doesn't make sense. "

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Writer: Amy Cobb
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:39 PM



a: Photography ~
b: music

What: "As a photographer Datnoff strives for each photograph to be studied by the viewer - not to analyze how it is done but perhaps why it was done. His body of work is entitled "Film -What you see is what you get!" He says; "Photography is like music... there are dynamics of rhythm in form and shape, composition and of course color. The camera is an attuned photographic instrument, the negative (or in my case, the transparency) is the score and the final print is the performance." "

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Writer: http://datnoff.com/about/
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:42 PM



a: Photography ~
b: listening to Mozart or Miles Davis

What: "I tend to allow many of my personal aspirations and inspirations in art, literature, music, and science to collide to create new worlds within my photography. It is one of the main reasons that I can never get bored of photography and its promises to fulfill my artistic side. Architectural photography is like listening to Mozart or Miles Davis for me; abstract photography is like translating a novel written in the language of quantum mechanics, and long exposure photography is like standing in a photograph of an eternal Proustian memory cocooned by a harmonious silence. I am very mindful of the ecology I am in, whether it is a city or rural landscape. I study it from all angles. It is almost as if I have to slowly breathe in the scenery, as if allowing a bottle of wine to breathe, so that I can get my senses to acclimate and discover an enlightened aesthetic wherever I happen to be with my camera. Inspiration abounds wherever you are. You just have to allow the nascent eyes that photography gives you to open wide and shut when you feel the inspiration."

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Writer: John Kosmopoulos
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Date: Jun 6 2014 6:42 PM



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