Peter Suschitzky: On His 'Painterly Style'

From American Cinematographer, Flesh for Fantasy by Eric Rudolph (May 1999)

"We're all subconsciously influenced by all that we look at as we go through life. I have always loved the visual arts, including painting, but paintings and photography are necessarily different, if related. In photography, we can never experience or convey, as can the painter, the touch of brush on canvas or the feeling of the passage in the making of the painting. Light is only one element in the medium, and ours is a medium involving optics and chemistry, and is very much of the instantaneous moment. We should not try to mimic painting, rather we should use our medium for what it is; a mimicry of painting will usually just look awkward, if not kitsch."

- Peter Suschitzky, BSC

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