"For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity."
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
– Dorothea Lange
A camera shows us a way to start thinking about—and making—art.
I like these two quotes, because they express the power of the photo as a kind of sketch, a point of departure
for a painting. A photo can spark
an idea and freeze that moment for