My name is Diana Hirsch. I´m German and have spent the last twenty years living on my adopted island of Majorca.
I made my dream come true: I’m a full-time professional photographer specializing in creative people photography.
So it’s a pleasure to invite you to visit my websites
There was a time, many years ago, when I was asked continually whether I’d like to share my knowledge, to actually teach how I take photographs. I thought, why not? And that’s how I got started. I have been teaching photography courses and holding workshops for many years now and can say that, for me, teaching my art is as fulfilling as photography itself. So “Photoclasses Majorca” is not just a photography school, but rather my second passion as a photographer.
Robert Häusser, 1924
My favourite quotes from photographers, poets, mentors from “the old school” from the beginnings of photography. The art of photography is a very recent gift to humanity that moves us often in unforgettable ways. Modern life would be inconceivable without images.
„The fact that a technically faulty photograph can be emotionally more effective than a flawless image, will seem shocking to those who are naive enough to believe that the technical perfection constitutes the true value of a photograph.
Anyone can take pictures. Even a machine. But not everyone can watch. Photography is art only in so far as to use the art of observing. Observation is an elementary poetic process. The reality must be shaped, it wants to speak and reveal.
To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis.
It’s been said that the role of the artist is to teach us to see and that’s true. However, the role of other artists is to teach me how they see. To learn how I see is somethig that cannot be taught but must be learned.
What’s really important is to simplify. The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous. If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer. “
William Albert Allard
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.