Sunday Photo/Art Quote

Sometimes I think I am.

Sometimes I think I’m not.

An artist that is…

I’ll bet it’s the same for you and I think today’s quote might help us understand better whether we are… or not.

nizer quote“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.” – Louis Nizer

Am I a laborer, a craftsman or an artist?

At any one time I am one of the three. I suppose it depends on the task at hand. I always aspire to be an artist but at the very least I hope to be a solid craftsman when I make my photographs and artistic images. Sometimes I am just a laborer. And I then try to either elevate the work on the next go ’round or not to perform that particular job again.

How much of yourself do you put into your work?

Laborer? Craftsman? Artist? Which are you??

And why do you think so?

Yours in Creative Photography,        Bob

Louis Nizer practiced law (successfully) for the rich and famous. In addition he wrote, spoke and advised some of the most powerful people in the world… Here’s another quote that you might not know where it came from and is attributed to Nizer, “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.”