I do not want [photography] explained to me in terms of… formulas, learned, but so hopelessly unsatisfying. I do not want my butterfly stuck on a pin and put in a glass case. I want to see the sunlight on its wings as it flits from flower to flower and I don’t care a rap what its Latin name may be.
[Photographer and reformer, b. 1849, Denmark, d. 1914, Barre, Massachusetts.]