Saturday, March 9, 2013

Obsessed with the Mess that's America


"Being in New York, I was most impressed with the loneliness and talent show of emotions in the subways and cafeterias. One night, I borrowed a twin lens reflex and went out and photographed people in cafeterias. I developed the film as soon as I came back. What I saw pleased me more than anything I had done before. They weren't pictures of people, they were pictures of the way I felt."

─ Ted Croner, Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography 1940-1959, p. 91