Also very interesting to me is the wide variety of aspect ratios he’s chosen to frame his images in. Most photographers shoot mostly in the aspect ratio of their camera, such as 3:2. William’s Hasselblad shoots in 4:3.
I would like to see a full frame sensor mirrorless that has an oversized sensor that captures the entire image the lens captures, so any aspect ratio can be chosen with maximum field of view and the maximum number of pixels, instead of having to crop 4:3, 5:4, square, the golden mean, 16:9, 2:1, etc. from 3:2. That’s my dream.
There is no reason to still be stuck in 3:2 when the 3:2 mirror box is gone.
“What moves me is just a beautiful, beautiful scene that becomes a window to the world that everybody, everyday, sometime in their life can look at that image and put themselves in that place.”
“What I do isn’t lonely. It’s a solace. It’s in oneness with the world, in oneness with the universe, in oneness with God, the creation of this incredible, incredible place where we live. This amazing blue marble that’s careening through space.”
“Where I go from here is the hope that I can continue to find more and more beauty in our world that brings tears to people’s eyes.”
– William Carr
Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
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William Carr : Modern Master of Photography
Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011
The artistic temperament is one of wonder. There is an innate desire to create and a willingness to struggle for one’s craft.
It is not enough to be born an artist, for the artistic character is forged from the dual fires of struggle and persistence.
Once in a lifetime an Artist appears and amasses a body of work that captures the perfection of creation and the truth of beauty that resides in every rock, cloud and ray of light.
William’s artistic vantage displays an understated complexity within his visual composition. Each image commands attention with vivid secret views into places exotic and foreign. An innovative approach to the visual language of photography.
William Carr travels like a native through distant lands, understanding the eloquence and subtlety of different cultures and their relationship with the planet. “My greatest hope is to nourish a “World Focus” on the preservation and conservation of this miraculous place we call home”.
Completely self taught, William is one of the most Collected photographers in the world, with over 35 million images sold worldwide.