Minor White Quotes

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. Minor White

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. Minor White

Camera and eye are together a time machine with which the mind and human being can do the same kind of violence to time and space as dreams. Minor White

I am always mentally photographing everything as practice. Minor White

Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. Minor White

Creativity with portraits involves the invocation of a state of rapport when only a camera stands between two people … mutual vulnerability and mutual trust. Minor White

The state of mind of a photographer while creating is a blank…For those who would equate ‘blank’ with a kind of static emptiness, I must explain that this is a special kind of blank. It is a very active state of mind really, a very receptive state of mind, ready at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image pre-formed in it at any time. Minor White

One should photograph objects, not only for what they are, but for what else they are. Minor White