Is there an unseen world?



Even the inanimate things, bureau drawers, pots, tires, bricks, signs, seem waiting in their own patient dignity, posing for their picture

Lincoln Kirstein

I operate with what I am given; when I am not on the other side of the world I can photograph a flower in the garden, the light on my window or my cane chair

Edouard Boubat

It's quite possible that my work represents a search for beauty in the most prosaic and ordinary places. One doesn't have to be in some faraway dreamland in order to find beauty


Saul Leiter


There is no question there is an unseen world. The problem is, how far it is from midtown, and how late is it open?


Woody Allen


It was suggested by glimpses of lighted interiors seen as I walked along city streets at night, probably near the district where I live, although it's no particular street or house, but is really a synthesis of many impressions


Edward Hopper


Most people would look at those things and say, “Well, that’s nothing. What did you do that for? That’s just a wreck of a car or a wreck of a man. That’s nothing. That isn’t art.”


Walker Evans


The photographer's talent is to see the unseen: to capture these tiny details, to search out hidden beauty, to show the most banal everyday existence in a new light


Alain Dercourt


Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts


Garry Winogrand

How shall the two-dimensional print in black-and-white suggest the flux of activity of the metropolis, the interaction of human beings and solid architectural constructions, all impinging upon each other in time?


Berenice Abbott

Many, if not most, of these things have been described, listed, photographed, counted or recorded. My purpose in these pages has been rather to describe the rest: the things we don’t notice, that nobody sees, the things that don’t matter: what happens when nothing takes place, but time, people, cars and clouds


Georges Perec