The Hollywood Motel and Garry Winogrand.

Sam

I have long since given up trying to figure out why I photograph the things I photograph.

Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.

Garry Winogrand

 

This has the ring of truth, doesn’t it?

The photo is a thing in itself. And that’s what still photography is all about.

Garry Winogrand

So, I’m looking to fill the viewfinder with things that will become interesting photographs.  Winogrand was a wizard, a  photographer extraordinaire, his every image a surprise.

[If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would] do something to shake it up.

Garry Winogrand

Hmmm…I don’t do this much.  Perhaps as I spend more time searching out photographs I settle for the familiar.  Maybe it’s time to shake it up a bit?  The patterns we develop are hard to break.  Perhaps I’ll figure it out one day, why I am drawn to make these photographs again and again.

But this much I know:

…The photograph should be more interesting or more beautiful than what was photographed.

Garry Winogrand

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