John M. Garrison - Photography

Capturing the light of the World

And God said: "Let there be light," and there was light.

Genesis 1:3

God is the light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass.The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light, God guideth unto His light whome he will. And God speaketh to mankind in allegories, for God is knower of all things.

Quran 24:35

I am the light of the world.

- Jesus Chris, in John 9:5

Hail, holy light! offspring of heaven first-born.

John Milton, Paradise Lost III. 1.

There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber in Lanterns and Lances‎ (1963)

Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.

Ansel Adams

Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

Yousof Karsh

Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.

Henri Cartier-Breeson

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams

Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.

Imogen Cunningham