6.15.2012

Photography is a Passion.


I got this book at an estate sale last weekend. It's copyright is 1963 and it is so awesome. A lot of it is about film process and development but I turned to the last page and found this as the last paragraph:

"Photography may be, for you, only a casual pastime. Or it may be a hobby. Or it may be an important adjunct to your hobby. Or it may be the thing on which you focus your whole active life. Whatever it may be, photography has in it the capacity to produce satisfactions far more deep and real than you may now suspect. But to discover and realize those satisfactions, you have to do your part. You have to know what you want to do, and how to do it. For satisfaction is never an accident. Back of every good picture is an idea; and back of every picture idea is an eye that sees and understands....You are the most important part of any camera you own."

Oh photography, my love for you grows with each year of my life.

17 comments:

  1. well good, because you're GREAT at it. xo.

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  2. Hey there! I just found your blog, and don't worry, I already scrolled all the way to the bottom and then clicked to view more. I love the simplicity and the power of your words and pictures. Also, I want your clothes, but that's a different story. I'm your newest follower!

    Brooke

    liningthecloudswithsilver.blogspot.com

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  3. i really like the line "for satisfaction is not an accident"- that really got me moving this morning :)

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  4. This makes me so much more excited to get my Mum's 30-year old Pentax fixed this holidays and start figuring out how to use it! Aahhhh!!! Also, perhaps I should go to more garage sales and things (because I don't know what an estate sale is...) :P Rhi xx

    The Wildest of Dreams

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  5. this is so great. I love old photography books!!

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  6. Great quote! I just found your blog and am loving all your photos. New follower. :)

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  7. What an awesome - and spot on! - quote! :)

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  8. Oh this is perfect! I love the quote!! I actually just posted on the topic of my love of photography on my blog. Its such an addiction! I love it to bits!
    -Britney of Lemonwood and Honey

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  9. That truly is a beautiful quote. Photography has always been the only thing that brought out the best in me. There's something about freezing a moment, and keeping it forever that I love. You are and continue to be one of my biggest inspirations. I hope someday I can come as far as you do!

    Thank you!

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  10. I adore photography.


    xoxo,
    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze

    http://rachyracheshobbycorner.blogspot.com/

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  11. THAT IS SO PERFECT.
    I love how it even gives a little love to amateurs like myself. :)

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  12. what a gem! so fun to find the treasures among the trash at estate sales. so much treasure to find!

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  13. Love the last paragraph, but I think that it isn't all right. Sometimes satisfaction is a accident for an example when you use a film camera :)

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  14. Loved this post Bri:) Featured it on my Friday Favorites yesterday!
    (I pretty much just re post all your posts hahah)

    <3 Leney

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  15. Just found your blog. I have to let you know I'm lovin' it! :-) Photography is a passion of mine as well. Old Photography books are the best! Stop by my blog sometime!

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