It Bolloxes My Mind / by Nathan Jones

It always fascinates me - it bolloxes my mind, I mean, when people talk about photographs in depth, and what not, you know, when all a photograph does is describe light on surface. That’s all there is. And that’s all we ever know about anybody. You know, what we see. I mean, I think we are our faces and whatever, you know? That’s all there is, is light on surface.
— Garry Winogrand in conversation with Bill Moyers, 1982

I'm fascinated by the multitude of ways that photographers think and speak about their art. To my mind, photography is a very slippery thing and, contrary to what Garry says, it takes a lot of thinking to penetrate into what it is. Here's a (growing) collection of thoughts on photography by great practitioners and critics.