"I’m always looking outside, trying to look inside. Trying to say something that’s true. But maybe nothing is really true. Except what’s out there. And what’s out there is always changing."
|~ Robert Frank (via everythingiseverythingis)|
Tim Clark, who writes a-n’s fortnightly PICTURED column, provides a rundown of the ten visually rich art books that have piqued his curiosity during 2013.
"When I was a student I used a view camera. A 4 by 5 color negative cost three Deutsche Marks, development was another three Marks, and I was able to do the contact print by myself for 10 Pfennigs. That meant that each time I wanted to take a picture I had to very carefully think about whether I could spend the six Marks. I always took just one image. It’s likely that helped me to work very precisely. Now when you work digitally…"
| ~ Thomas Ruff. Read more: A conversation with Thomas Ruff on Conscientious. (via thephotographicimage)|
"A great percentage of works of art come out of a sense of trouble with the world."
| ~ W. D. Snodgrass (via theparisreview)
Or with people. Or with themselves. Ah, Freud. You coined it: sublimate.(via emily-farache)