It’s All In the Eye

“If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” ~ Robert Capa

‘Capa is known for redefining wartime photojournalism. His work came from the trenches as opposed to the more arms-length perspective that was the precedent. He was famed for saying, “If your photographs aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

Robert Capa (born Endre Friedmann;[1]October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war photographer, photojournalist and also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taró. He covered five wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris.’*

*Wikipedia

While I won’t find myself in the trenches anytime soon, I am deeply inspired by Capa’s legacy. Words to shoot by ☺

Thank you to my friend photographer David West for bringing this wisdom to my attention.
http://www.dwawestphotography.com/

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Canon edited with Pixlr

May it also inspire you today.

Peace, love & light,
Julia

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9 thoughts on “It’s All In the Eye

  1. kbailey374 says:

    Amazing! (his and yours) I love doing trees close up to see their fruit or flowers, or like in the fall, to see their leaves.

    LOVE his B/w photos of people, so personal!

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  2. sheldonk2014 says:

    Inspiration is good first thing in the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day, photo journalism is where it all starts helps the creative mind to think
    As always Sheldon

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  3. Both of you are brilliant! 🙂 Always be there to inspire us ❤

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  4. jvlivs says:

    Nice pics. And I love the quote!

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