"As with all art, the photographer’s objective is not the duplication of visual reality. Photography is an investigation of the outer and the inner worlds. The first experiences with the camera involve looking at the world beyond the lens, trusting the instrument will capture something seen. The term shoot and take are not accidental, they represent an attitude of conquest and appropriation. Only when the photographer grows into perception and creative impulse, does the term make define a condition of empathy between the external and the internal events."
– Ansel Adams
"Photography is not selfish. Although it captures the moment, it doesn’t keep it. Photography gives back to the viewer the fraction of time it once captured. Making it generous for years and even generations to come." - Mickey Burrow