Camera Develops Artist

They think of photography as pictures. And it is. But I think of photography as ideas. Do the pictures sustain your ideas? Or are they just good pictures? I’m not interested in making more good pictures, I want to have an experience in the world that is a deepening experience, that makes me feel alive, and awake, and conscious. Being an artist … the (Leica) camera taught me to understand human nature. It has engaged my curiosity with the world and the meaning that comes out of the world. It has really been an instrument of my education and development as an artist. 

- Leica Portrait: Joel Meyerowitz