Duane Michals: Heart of the Question


“Photographers love houses that are falling down, but they never know who lived there.  Young photographers go across America to take pictures of the same filling station in Peoria, but they never see what’s close to them. It’s easy to see the exotic. But to see your own environment, it never even occurs to them…. I had to write about all the things you couldn’t see.  The artist has to make a leap of faith to insight, otherwise it’s just description.”” ~ Duane Michals

‘Art should be vulnerable, says Mr. Michals, who believes that images should be about what something feels like as well as what it looks like.’

via Lens

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