Whomever I’m photographing, I sort of fall in love with, or rather my camera falls in love with them. It could be a boy or a girl, because it’s all a fantasy. It’s fiction. […] I feel like there is a sense that you really have to love someone to photograph them. Not in an intimate sense, but I have to fall in love with someone with my camera to make really good pictures of them. It’s almost like I get hypnotized watching them.
Ryan McGinley, to Gus Van Sant, from Whistle for the Wind. via rebekahseok
I can relate to this quite a bit.
Lindsey Wixson in Paris photographed by Theo Wenner
It’s kind of crazy that Instagram was worth $1 billion and Kodak is no longer a company.
Stanford has a ton of free interactive applets/diagrams that teach you about the physics of photography!
Sounds nerdy, but trust us, it’s srsly fun.
p.s. More from their photo course.
Happy Birthday to Diane Arbus. If you have yet to check out her work, see some at the link!
replace designer with photographer and just as relevant.