Monday, March 8, 2010

Wisdom: Shomei Tomatsu

Atomic bomb damage, wristwatch stopped at 11:02, August 9 1945

"Sometimes a photographer is a passenger, sometimes a person who stays in one place. What he watches changes constantly, but his watching never changes. He doesn't examine like a doctor, defend like a lawyer, analyze like a scholar, support like a priest, make people laugh like a comedian or intoxicate like a singer. He only watches... A photographer is someone who wagers everything on seeing." - Shomei Tomatsu

Protest, Tokyo, 1969

Untitled from the series Eros, Tokyo, 1969


Diara Dominy said...

The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought you have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention. Information Information Information