‘I Notice and Sometimes Photograph’

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Marc Riboud passed away at the age of 93. He was a member of Magnum, and a very talented photographer. While doing some reading on Mr. Riboud, I came across this quote from him:

“This is what I do. I walk with a small camera. I keep looking – looking at and scrutinizing the things around me. I wander around a city, or a place. I notice, and sometimes photograph, apparently insignificant details. It fascinates me – it’s an obsession – but I don’t end up with a story. I am a collector of instants and details.”

I’ve realized that his quote summarizes my life-long approach to making photographs. If only I had read this in my 20’s…

You can see Marc Riboud’s photographs here.

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