Boudoir Inspiration

Photography Insights


Quotes I love:

‎”When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it.”
-Sasha Aickin’s grandmother

‎”Practicing photography for more than 40 years, I have become aware of how seldom a photograph — a truly successful photograph — is made. How easy it is to click the shutter, and how nearly impossible to seize something significant through that act. The clicks that have mattered, historically speaking, were so few and far between, even for the masters. I became intrigued with somehow following the trail and breathing the air of those who had been graced with more than one ‘keeper.'”
– Photographing Photographers, NYT

“The truth is no portrait of substance has people smiling. Look at the history of painting, Rembrandt, Titian, Goya, Velasquez, Sargent, Vermeer, DaVinci, etc., the subjects gaze to the viewer is neutral at best, neither inviting nor forbidding. It is there for the viewer to see and feel. Smiling is like much of American popular culture, superficial and misleading. It is part of our vernacular, but it should be expunged in photographs.”
– Rodney Smith

‎”[Robert] Frank once said to me that black and white are the true colors of photography, because they symbolize the alternate aspects of despair and hope to which mankind is forever subjected. I could not agree more.”
– Keith Carter

“I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

My challenge to you, women, is this statement>question posed by ancient poet-artist Rumi: “You were born with wings. Why prefer to crawl through life?”