29 June 2009

Quote of the Day

Ansel Adams in 1930 had been training to become a concert pianist while considering a career as a photographer. He decided, after seeing the photographs by Paul Strand, that "the camera, not the piano, would shape [his] destiny." His mother and aunt both pleaded, "Do not give up the piano! The camera cannot express the human soul!" To which Adams replied, "The camera cannot, but the photographer can."

- Ansel Adams
in "Black & White Magazine for Collector of Fine Photography"
October 2000, Page: 76

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