Day by day, whatever else we make, our first act of creation is our own lives. We must first make the artist before we make the art. Out of nothing nothing comes.

David duChemin - A Beautiful Anarchy: When the Life Creative Becomes the Life Created

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theheartandthehead:

Photography tips from David Duchemin, who wrote Within The Frame, The Journey of Photographic Vision. Note taking #2 

theheartandthehead:

Photography tips from David Duchemin, who wrote Within The Frame, The Journey of Photographic Vision. Note taking #2 

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.

Mark Twain

To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much, impossible.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Aphorisms

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

Napoleon Hill, American author

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.

John Keats, Ode on a Grecian Urn, 1819
"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going." 
~ Anonymous 
[Art by Mary Englebreit]

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going." ~ Anonymous [Art by Mary Englebreit]

There are only two questions in photography: Where to stand and when to press the shutter.

Frederich Sommer

It’s such a colossal effort not to be haunted by what’s lost, but to be enchanted by what was. I don’t know how the heart withstands it.

Jandy Nelson, the sky is everywhere

If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies how very different our ideals of beauty would be.

unknown

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

I long so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things require effort and disappointment and perseverance.

Vincent van Gogh

I am not afraid of the storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

Louisa May Alcott

Never cruel or cowardly. Never give up. Never give in.

The Doctor
friendsofaiweiwei:

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”   Andy Warhol…Legendary friend of free expression.

friendsofaiweiwei:

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”   Andy Warhol…Legendary friend of free expression.