Man Ray — American Photographer born on August 27, 1890, died on November 18, 1976

Man Ray was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself... (wikipedia)

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.
I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
An original is a creation motivated by desire. Any reproduction of an originals motivated be necessity. It is marvelous that we are the only species that creates gratuitous forms. To create is divine, to reproduce is human.

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