A few quotes from one of my most significant influences. especially in my large format days. It would be interesting to see what Fred would have done in the digital world, as he died from Kidney failure (refused dialysis) during the entrance of the digital era.
"I am convinced that the majority of people who photograph never reach the level of artistic expression of which they are capable."
"The emotion and intellect present at the time of exposure is often so weakened by haphazard technique that the final presentation -the print- does not communicate the intensity felt by the photographer for his subject."
"Technique is not an end in itself; too often it is a stumbling block that bars the path to an esthetic statement. When technique is mastered and controlled it enhances the creative process".