Joseph Siroker

Palo Alto, CA USA Photo-imaginist, retoucher, and wordsmith

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see."~~~ Henry D. ThoreauI do not photograph what I see; I photograph what I imagine.I want viewers to be thinking and feeling beyond seeing, because what is essential is invisible to the eye.  We look with the eyes, but we see with the brain.My goal is to make the invisible visible.Photography is easy; - unless we do it right!I follow those, who are seeking the truth - and avoid those who declare they have found it!I believe that "the best camera does not take the best pictures".I believe that it is a big and common mistake to go shopping instead of learning.I believe that if I keep confusing learning with shopping, I will end up with more gear than talent.I believe that talent is "the talent of letting your talent out"."The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." Emile Zola"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert CamusI comment in English, Russian, and Romanian on Google Plus since 15 July 2011