“Being an artist means forever healing your own wounds and at the same time endlessly exposing them.” —Annette Messager (via doworkstayclassy)
“Every moment of experience is contingent on a vast complex of myriad conditions. Nothing exists in and of itself as ‘this’ or ‘that,’ ‘self’ or ‘other.’ Everything is what it is only in relation to what it is not. To recognize this emptiness is not to negate things but to glimpse what enables anything to happen at all.” —
Stephen Batchelor, “Nagarjuna’s Verses from the Center”
“Fear…keeps thousands of pictures from passing through the lens.” —John Durniak, former photo editor of The New York Times (via photojojo)
“Produce your work to the very best of your ability. Send it out into the world. Listen to feedback, but measure it against your instincts. Learn from the feedback, but don’t supplicate yourself to it. Produce more work to the best of your ability. Be honest with yourself. Strive for deeper understanding and expression with all you’ve got. Give your work and yourself time to mature. Finish things so you can let go and move on. As has been so often said, even a fool who persists may eventually become wise. Then produce more work and plunge deeper into the process of awareness and expression. Soon, you will no longer care about the terms used to describe your work — snapshot or “Fine Art.” Do not confuse the map with the territory.” —Brooks Jensen, When does a photograph become a work of art? (via photographsonthebrain)
“The important achievement of Apollo was demonstrating that humanity is not forever chained to this planet and our visions go rather further than that and our opportunities are unlimited.” —Neil Armstrong (via javierogaz)
The most recent and final layout of my new site!