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Sunset over the Pilbara

Sunset over the Pilbara

Before we continued on to camp at the Millstream Camp

"The photographer must first have seen his subject, or some aspect of his subject as something transcending the ordinary. It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or the traveller who enters a strange country.... they carried with them a sense of wonder...

I believe this power of seeing the world as fresh and strange lies hidden in every human being. In most of us it is dormant. Yet it is there, even if it is no more that a vague desire, an unsatisfied appetite that cannot discover its own nourishment......We are too busy , too worried, too intent on proving ourselves right, too obsessed with ideas, to stand and stare. We look at a thing and believe we have seen it. And yet what we see is often what our prejudices tell us to expect to see, or what our past experiences tell us should be seen, or what our desires want to see. Very rarely are we able to free our minds of thoughts and emotions and just see for the simple pleasure of seeing. And so long as we fail to do this, so long will the essence of things be hidden from us."

Bill Brandt ~ Photographer

"In my opinion these words contain the truest and most beautiful ideas in the whole literature of photography."

Bill Jay on the above words of Bill Brandt

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Photo taken on 25 May 2011 (© spelio / Flickr)

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