Pierre Mac Orlan

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There are more adventures on a chessboard than on all the seas of the world
- Pierre Mac Orlan
Collection: Adventure
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[Documentary photography] is unwittingly literary, because it is nothing other than an observation of contemporary life apprehended at the right moment by an artist capable of seizing it. (1928)
- Pierre Mac Orlan
Collection: Photography
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When you have a taste for exceptional people, you always end up meeting them everywhere.
- Pierre Mac Orlan
Collection: Law Of Attraction
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Adventure does not exist. It exists only in the mind of the man who pursues it, and as soon as his fingers graze it, it vanishes to appear much further off, in another form, at the limits of the imagination.
- Pierre Mac Orlan
Collection: Adventure
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The greatest field of photography, for the literary interpretation of life, consists, to my mind, in its latent power to create, as it were, death for a single second. Any thing or person is, at will, made to die for a moment of time so immeasurably small that the return to life is effected without consciousness of the great adventure. (1928)
- Pierre Mac Orlan
Collection: Photography