Enjoy this collection of quotes by photographer Fredrick Sommer.

“The only way to understand something is to be confronted by something that is difficult to understand.” – Frederick Sommer

“Everything is shared by everything else; there are no discontinuities.” – Frederick Sommer

“The coherent way of investigating any field is to examine its possible relatedness to other things.” – Frederick Sommer

“Photography is a distributive act leading to a privileged condition.” – Frederick Sommer” – Fred Sommer

“Life itself is not the reality. We are the ones who put life into stones and pebbles.” – Frederick Sommer

“Some speak of a return to nature. I wonder where they could have been.” – Frederick Sommer

“… art is images you carry. You cannot carry nature with you, but you carry images of nature. When you go out to make a picture you find you are moved by something which is in agreement with an image you already held within yourself.” – Frederick Sommer

“The field of action of a photograph should be that chessboard of the heart and mind upon which poetry and art have always operated.” – Frederick Sommer

“My photographs are not pure: they are a seething wealth of imperfection.” – Frederick Sommer

“Poetic and speculative photographs can result if one works carefully and accurately, yet letting chance relationships have full play.” – Frederick Sommer

“If I could find them (assemblages) in nature I would photograph them. I make them because through photography I have a knowledge of things that can’t be found.” – Frederick Sommer

“Art is not arbitrary. A fine painting is not there by accident; it is not arrived at by chance.” – Frederick Sommer

“Art and accident are one.” – Frederick Sommer

“Choice and chance structure art and nature.” – Frederick Sommer

“Ideas and thoughts collide and sort themselves out in these fruitful collisions.” – Frederick Sommer

“Ideas and art are the possibility of an answer tomorrow.” – Frederick Sommer

“Art accepts what it finds.” – Frederick Sommer

“In total acceptance, almost everything becomes a revelation.” – Frederick Sommer

“Art is the splendor of reality before everything has become meaning.” – Frederick Sommer

“Reality is greater than our dreams.” – Frederick Sommer

“We work for that part of our vision which is uncompleted.” – Frederick Sommer

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Master photographer Fredrick Sommer discusses his life in photography.

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Photographer Arnold Newman is widely considered the ‘father of environmental portraiture’.
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An art sale fundraiser for Maine Media Workshops + College.

June 24, 2015 – Brewster Point Barn, Rockport, ME

VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 pm / Main Event 6:30-8:30 pm

“This summer our friends, local artists, and community members will gather in Rockport to celebrate the spirit of creative collaboration that is at the heart of everything we do. Originally enjoyed as a parlor game by French Surrealists in the early 1920s, exquisite corpse is a collaborative artistic process that celebrates the unexpected. In most forms of the game, only a portion of what one artist has created is visible to the others, resulting in unusual, surprising, and unpredictably kinetic creations.

We have invited our own community of world-renowned artists to collaborate with each other and with other local artists representing a diverse range of visual arts. These unique works of art will be sold at the event, where our guests will also enjoy the premiere of an Exquisite Corpse film created by special friends of our film program, as well as the limited edition release of our Exquisite Corpse book, created by more than 120 of our instructors and alumni.

Did we mention there will be an absinthe fountain?”

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“Discover new features and enhancements in Lightroom CC including faster performance, improved local adjustment tools, HTML 5 compatible web galleries, and more!”

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Master photographer Harry Callahan shares insights garnered from a lifetime in the medium.

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Here’s what David DuChemin shared about PHOTOGRAPH Issue 13.

“Issue 13 of PHOTOGRAPH magazine highlights a variety of photographic adventures (close to my heart!), including the strength and elegance of being underwater, climbing to heart-stopping heights, hiking through the mystery of the Dowrog, and the sport of finding just the right light in a place you know like the back of your hand.

I’m thrilled to feature the portfolios and interviews with Mallory Morrison, who flows into the feeling of summer with a unique and graceful combination of fashion and dance—underwater; photographer/videographer Jordan Manley, who makes his craft a physical art; rural documentary photographer Chris Tancock, whose numerous collections are all made within a five-mile radius of his home; and the majestic Yosemite landscapes of Michael Frye, who has found the Park to be his perfect muse.

In addition to the featured portfolios, contributors John Paul Caponigro, Bruce Percy, Guy Tal, Chris Orwig, Martin Bailey, Adam Blasberg and I jump in with articles on improvisation, size, the philosophy of returning, finding your creative habitat, configuration, optimal focus modes, and how to make portraits in the tiniest of spaces.”

This installment in my column Creative Composition explores the power of Size.

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