Diane Arbus

One of my favourite photographers. Certainly one of the most influential photographers for me as a filmmaker.
An essential quote of Diane Arbus: ” I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”
Her pictures are like films. They all tell a story.
But the story comes to exist between the image and the spectator’s imagination. Like in music; two tones are played and you hear a third one which is actually not produced by the instrument but the mind.
Powerful portraits that can only be seen through the eyes of the maker. She was able to depict reality not changing it and still adding her personal touch.
A rare and distinguishing quality.

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