Friday, May 15, 2009
Quote of the Week - Eliott Erwitt
Copyright Elliott Erwitt
(from an interview with Elliott Erwitt, by James Danziger, in 1976)
JD: I understand your father is a Buddhist priest?
Erwitt: Something like that.
JD: Has that been any influence on you?
ERWITT LOOKS INCREDULOUS
JD: Quite seriously. When you look at someone like Minor White's work, he makes it quite clear that he's been influenced by Zen philosophy in his approach to photography.
Erwitt: In what way?
JD: In his theory of equivalence, and the way he sees the photograph as a symbol - one step in a dialogue between the viewer, his spirit, the photograph, and the image.
Erwitt: Oh Jesus Christ. Really? What crap. I tell you, he's a nice fellow I'm sure, and all that, but that kind of stuff makes me retch.
Posted by J. Wesley Brown at 10:27 AM