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3 Photography Lessons from Diane Arbus.

Arbus is one of the most influential photographers from the last century, her images brought a new perspective into photography and help normalize marginalized people.

1 - “For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.”

Treat people with respect, as equals, always. Many photographers tend to see others as photo objects.

Arbus is not famous for photographing "different people", she's well known for photographing those considered "weird" in a horizontal way, with the respect everyone deserved.

2 - “The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way. If I stand in front of something, instead of arranging it, I arrange myself.”

Give your instincts a chance. Trust your impulses, most of the time it's hard to think about everything without compromising something.

Be present and capture what comes from the outside instead of trying to fulfill an expectation.

3 - “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”

Go for what intrigues you. A interesting pictures give us more questinons than answers.

If you get involved in projects that really matters to you, you'll naturaly get better and meaningfull pictures.


Arbus is a great person and photographer, she can teach us a lot of how to express truth trough photography. An indpiration to us all. This is just a small cut , i reccomend you to go look for more.



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