Aelius Galenus or Claudius Galenus (/???li?n?s/; Greek: ???????? ???????; September 129 AD – c.?200/c.?216), often Anglicized as Galen and better known as Galen of Pergamon (/??e?l?n/), was a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire. Arguably the most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic.
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I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards
I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator
My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs, but they do add a component to my work that is definitely a bit different than that of most photographers
The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images
If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better
The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective, and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted
I think that cognitive scientists would support the view that our visual system does not directly represent what is out there in the world and that our brain constructs a lot of the imagery that we believe we are seeing
He who has two cakes of bread, let him dispose of one of them for some flowers of the narcissus; for bread is the food of the body, and the narcissus is the food of the soul.
What I mean by photographing as a participant rather than observer is that I'm not only involved directly with some of the activities that I photograph, such as mountain climbing, but even when I'm not I have the philosophy that my mind and body are part of the natural world