I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing. – Alfred Stieglitz

Brandenburg Concerto – Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV  1068: II. Air  – J.S. Bach


Keyboard Concerto in G Minor, BWV 1058: I Allegro – J.S. Bach


Preludes, Op. 28, No. 7 in A Major: Andantino – F.Chopin
Wherever there is light, one can photograph. – Alfred Stieglitz
Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1: II Adagio molto espressivo – L.Van Beethoven
Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F, Op. 99: Adagio Affettuoso – J.Brahms
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041: III. Allegro assai – J.S.Bach
I do not object to retouching, dodging. or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique. – Alfred Stieglitz
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat, Op. 60: I. Adagio – Allegro Vivace – L.Van Beethoven
Photography my passion, the search for truth, my obsession. – Alfred Stieglitz

Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 847: Fugue – J.S.Bach

My ideal is to achieve the ability to produce numberless prints from each negative, prints all significantly alive, yet indistinguishably alike, and to be able to circulate them at a price not higher than that of a popular magazine, or even a daily paper. To gain that ability there has been no choice but to follow the road I have chosen. – Alfred Stieglitz

Sonata in D Major, Op. 1 No. 13: IV. Allegro – G.F.Handel


Photography is my Passion. The Search for Truth is my Obsession. – Alfred Stieglitz

Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69, I. Allegro ma non tanto – L.Van.Beethoven


Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography – that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs. As a matter of fact nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it, and not merely for financial reasons. As the name implies, an amateur is one who works for love; and viewed in this light the incorrectness of the popular classification is readily apparent. – Alfred Stieglitz

Prelude, Op. 28, No. 15 in D-Flat Major: Sostenuto – F.Chopin


I have all but killed myself for Photography. My passion for it is greater than ever. It’s forty years that I have fought its fight – and I’ll fight to the finish – single handed & without money if need be. It is not photographs – it is not photographers – I am fighting for. And my own photographs I never sign. I am not fighting to make a ‘name’ for myself. Maybe you have some feeling for what the fight is for. It’s a world’s fight.- Alfred Stieglitz

St.Matthew Passion, BWV 244:No. 68. “Wir Setzen Uns Mit Tränen Nieder” – J.S.Bach


And by importance we mean work that has some relatively lasting quality, that element which gives all art itself real signifiance. – Alfred Stieglitz

Cello Concerto – I. Adagio – Moderato – Elgar & Dvorak


Standing up here on the hill away from all humans – seeing these Wonders taking place before one’s eyes-so silently-it is queer to feel that beyond the hills there are Humans astir-&- just the reverse of what one feels in watching the silence of Nature. -No school-no church-is as good a teacher as the eye understandingly seeing what’s before it-I believe this more firmly than ever. – Alfred Stieglitz

Cantata No. 21 “Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis”, BWV 21: Sinfonia – J.S.Bach


There are many schools of painting. Why should there not be many schools of photographic art? There is hardly a right and a wrong in these matters, but there is truth, and that should form the basis of all works of art. – Alfred Stieglitz

Prelude & Fugue No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846: Prelude  – J.S.Bach