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Photography is a way of putting distance between myself
by Andy Goldsworthy

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself
and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly
what it is that I have made.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow
on top of a mountain in late May or June.
There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The hardened mass of liquid stones had much stronger
qualities than those which had simply torn.
The skin remained a recognisable part of the molten stone.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The first snowball I froze was put in my mother's deep
freeze when I was in my early 20s.
- Andy Goldsworthy

 

Fire is the origin of stone.By working the stone with heat,
I am returning it to its source.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Stones are checked every so often to see if any have
split or at worst exploded.
An explosion can leave debris in the elements so the
firing has to be abandoned.
- Andy Goldsworthy

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Three or four stones in one firing will all react differently.
I try to achieve a balance between those that haven't
progressed enough and those about to go too far.
- Andy Goldsworthy

People also leave presence in a place even when they are no longer there.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing
myself to the larger ones.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The difference between a theatre with and without an audience is enormous.
There is a palpable, critical energy created by the
presence of the audience.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The relationship between the public and the artist
is complex and difficult to explain.
There is a fine line between using this critical energy
creatively and pandering to it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I am not a performer but occasionally I deliberately
work in a public context.
Some sculptures need the movement of people around them to work.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The reason why the stone is red is its iron content,
which is also why our blood is red.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Some of the snowballs have a kind of animal energy.
Not just because of the materials inside them,
but in the way that they appear caged,
captured.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I enjoy working in a quiet and subversive way.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation.
The opening of the stone was far more interesting than
the drawing that I had done on it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Once the fired stone is out of the kiln,
it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Winter makes a bridge between one year and another and,
in this case, one century and the next.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Not being able to touch is sometimes as interesting as being able to touch.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
- Andy Goldsworthy

It's frightening and unnerving to watch a stone melt.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I'm cautious about using fire.
It can become theatrical.
I am interested in the heat, not the flames.
- Andy Goldsworthy

A stone is ingrained with geological and historical memories.
- Andy Goldsworthy

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us.
I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and
ideas that function on many levels.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The early firings contained many stones.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Confrontation is something that I accept as part of
the project though not its purpose.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I have walked around the same streets so many times,
and then seen a place that had been hidden to me.
I now know the sites in a way that makes me think I
could have made better use of the connections between place and snowball.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Ideas must be put to the test.
That's why we make things, otherwise they would be no more than ideas.
There is often a huge difference between an idea and its realisation.
I've had what I thought were great ideas that just didn't work.
- Andy Goldsworthy

People do not realise that many of my works are done in urban places.
I was brought up on the edge of Leeds,
five miles from the city centre-on one side were fields and on the other,
the city.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I soon realised that what had happened on a small scale
cannot necessarily be repeated on a larger scale.
The stones were so big that the amount of heat required
was prohibitively expensive and wasteful.
- Andy Goldsworthy

My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance.
I want to see growth in wood, time in stone,
nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a
deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the
ground upon which it is built,
the stone with which it is made.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I have worked with this red all over the world -
in Japan,
California, France, Britain, Australia -
a vein running round the earth.
It has taught me about the flow, energy and life that
connects one place with another.
- Andy Goldsworthy

It takes between three and six hours to make each snowball,
depending on snow quality.
Wet snow is quick to work with but also quick to thaw,
which can lead to a tense journey to the cold store.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Abandoning the project was incredibly stressful after
having gone through the process of building the room,
installing the kiln, collecting the stones,
sitting with the kiln day and night as it came to temperature,
experiencing the failures.
- Andy Goldsworthy

As with all my work, whether it's a leaf on a rock or ice on a rock,
I'm trying to get beneath the surface appearance of things.
Working the surface of a stone is an attempt to understand
the internal energy of the stone.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.
- Dorothea Lange

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable,
but not too glamorous.
- Antonia Fraser

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
- Arnold Newman

Photography is about light and what it does and how
it is captured on a piece of negative.
- Matthew Modine

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments,
and then you go on to the next thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I don't need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
- Kim Weston

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances,
but nothing is what it appears to be.
- Duane Michals

I threw myself into this artform because photography
had given me a new sense of mission and identity.
- Bob Anderson

I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.
- Bill Wyman

I just love the world of photography.
- Brooke Burke

The other great development has been in photography,
but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
- Sol LeWitt

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot
be used in heaven and in hell.
- Edvard Munch

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Light makes photography.
Embrace light.
Admire it.
Love it.
But above all, know light.
Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
- George Eastman

Photography is a small voice, at best,
but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith

Photography can only represent the present.
Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
- Berenice Abbott

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about
what it was that was going on.
It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with
cameras and photography for about 20 years.
- David Hockney

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
- Alberto Korda

All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
- Nigel Dennis

There is no question that photography has played a
major role in the environmental movement.
- Galen Rowell

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.
It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with
personal interpretation equals photography.
Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't,
the thing collapses.
- Arnold Newman

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery,
such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
- Galen Rowell

I've been working with photography for many years.
- Leonard Nimoy

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -
that was one of my favorite things about it,
and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
- Diane Arbus

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

Photography is a very important part of my life.
- Conrad Hall


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