Here is a place that I have dedicated to where I source my inspiration from and in doing so I hope it can do the same for you. I hope you enjoy this collection of quotes and photographers that have had a profound impact on my own journey.

”I also absolutely dislike photographers that download pictures off the Internet and go to the same locations and shoot the same compositions in those images. That is just dumb. They miss the whole point of what makes photography so great, and they will never know what it is to create creative work, to let their inner self speak.”
Olivier Du Tre

”Look beyond the obvious. Point left when all the others point right. Embrace the unexpected. Shoot from the heart and keep an open mind. Go out when the others stay in. Don’t look with your eyes, but with your mind. Create your own style and continue to develop it.”
Ben Goossens

“There is great liberation in limitations. You will never be great at photographing one thing if you are another. You have to photograph something that reflects who you are. That’s where you will shine, that’s where you will create amazing pictures and that’s where you will be recognized.”
Erik Almas

“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.”
Amy Lowell

“When photographers begin their journey, they are inspired to follow the lead of others, but at some point we owe it to ourselves to break away and to apply more of our own thinking and philosophy to our work. It’s only by this process that we can establish ourselves as artists”.
Tony Hewitt

“I first fell in love with photography because it allowed me the opportunity to show people how I saw the world. Whether they shared my vision wasn’t so much the point; what I loved was the chance to communicate it.”
Daniela Bowker

“The crowd is the gathering place of the weakest; true creation is a solitary act.”
Charles Bukowski

“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust

“The world doesn’t need another Ansel Adams. The world needs you.”

“Every process involved in producing an artistic work should be an expression of your soul”
Steve Parish

“Love your calling with passion, it is the meaning of your life.”
Auguste Rodin

“How an image is made is not the most important thing. It´s the final image and the impact that it has on others that is more meaningful to me.”
Julieanne Kost

“And it was there. Deep down in my own personal abyss I found what art is to me. As a sort of therapy I started creating pictures. I stopped trying to make what I thought was “art” or “good photography” to others and made pictures just for me, because I needed to. I stopped caring about what other people might think of my work and stopped playing it safe.”
Tommy Ingberg

“The task is not so much to see what no one has seen but to think what no one has thought about that which everyone sees.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“Vision is the beginning and end of photography. It’s the thing that moves you to pick up the camera, and it determines what you look at and what you see when you do. It determines how you shoot and why. Without vision, the photographer perishes.”
David DuChemin

“I do recall thinking early on that the detail of an Ansel Adams shot was boring to me—almost too technically perfect to be interesting. That kind of work is the goal of most landscape photographers, so the number of competing images is ridiculous, and they all end up looking like each other. I wanted to be able to enter a landscape with a different goal—that of interpretation rather than duplication.”
Frank Grisdale

“As photographers we are creative and we bring our own vision to what we see and do. We are not ‘photocopiers’; we are not there to just make a Xerox copy of what we see. I like to think that the photographer can be a ‘part’ of the photograph in the sense that the photographer contributes their own unique vision of the scene.”
Steve Coleman

“It seems the photographer has to overcome his own prejudices first, then perhaps photography will become an interpretative medium, not just a means of recording”
Sue Ford

“Photography isn’t about showing what I saw, but what I felt”
Tony Hewitt

“Vision is everything, and the photographic journey is about discovering your vision, allowing it to evolve, change, and find expression through your camera and the print. It is not something you find and come to terms with once and for all; it is something that changes and grows with you. The things that impassion you, that anger you, that stir you—they are part of your unique vision. It is about what you—unique among billions—find beautiful, ugly, right, wrong, or harmonious in this world. And as you experience life, your vision changes. The stories you want to tell, the things that resonate with you—they change and so does your vision. Finding and expressing your vision is a journey, not a destination.”
David DuChemin


Olivier Du Tre
Ben Goossens
Benjamin Everett
Erik Almas
Hengki Koentjoro
Lizzy Gadd
John Kosmopoulos
Nathan Wirth
Hossein Zare
Michal Karcz
Andy Lee
George Christakis
David Ward
Alessandro Puccinelli
Christophe Dessaigne
Mariano Belmar
Dirk Wustenhagen
Michael Levin
Josef Hoflehner
Julian Calverley