•One does not create by adding, but by taking away. To develop is another matter. (Not to spread out.)
•Be sure of having used to the full all that is communicated by immobility and silence.
•Let it be the intimate union of the images that charges them with emotion.
•Cinematograph is a writing with images in movement and with sounds.
•Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
•A too expected image (cliché) will never seem right, even if it is.
•Not to use two violins when one is enough.
•Empty the pond to get the fish.
- from NOTES ON THE CINEMATOGRAPHER by ROBERT BRESSON
(Robert Bresson referred to films as cinematographs, to filmmakers as cinematographers all.)
Image: Adele Bertei and Jeanne Vienne on set.
photo by Love Ablan