Creative Inspiration from Photographer André Kertész

The great photographer André Kertész was born on this day in Budapest, Hungary in 1894. His sensitivity to subject and composition were unprecedented and his photographs have provided immeasurable contributions to the language of photography.

“If you want to write you should learn the alphabet. You write and write and in the end you have a beautiful, perfect alphabet. But it isn’t the alphabet that is important. The important thing is what you are writing, what you are expressing. The same thing goes for photography. Photographs can be technically perfect and even beautiful, but they have no expression.” – Andre Kertesz

“The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me.” – Andre Kertesz

André Kertész, Dubonnet, Paris, 1934, Gelatin Silver Print

André Kertész, Dubonnet, Paris, 1934, Gelatin Silver Print

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some great photography books  by André Kertész for more inspiration.

          

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