All photography is about having respect and understanding about what you are capturing. Always have in mind that a click is a frozen moment and statement which is a definition created by the person behind the camera and the object in front of the camera.
This very moment will stand forever as a testimonial of a split of a second with a situation that will never occur again. With a simple click, we catch the past for the future.
When I photograph, whether it is a person, a landscape or just a banal everyday situation I try my best to capture a glimpse for a testimony for our next generation. It is of course not all mine or yours or for that matter; Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Capa, Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Irving Penn, Tony Ray-Jones ( who sadly passed away way to early ) Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Jan Grarup, Steve McCurry, Richard Avedon, Andreas Gursky, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastião Salgado, Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, James Nachtwey, Don McCullin – and yes, I know the list is ( happily ) very long – who will define the past but together we are creating a historical visual Library.
In a few words: Your next click may be the cornerstone that will define, improve or optimize a new generation and by that a new society.
Photo by James Nachtwey:
Kabul, Afghanistan, 1996—During the Afghan Civil War one-third of Kabul was totally destroyed by artillery and rocket fire. This picture of the central business district was made as the capital was being besieged by the Taliban.
“Tears” by Man Ray,
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