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You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” DR. SEUSS

Photo by Richard Koci Hernandez, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

I just read a terrific article in the L.A. Times about master photographer Richard Koci Hernandez — find the entire article (with amazing photos) here. Koci lives and breathes photography — and it shows in his incandescent photographs. The most amazing part of the story, to me at least, is that these days Koci shoots exclusively on an iPhone!

In the L.A. Times article, Koci also explains how he selects quotations (such as the one from Dr. Seuss above) to accompany his photos.

I was intrigued by the idea of finding and attaching meaningful quotes as another element to my work. Cutting my teeth in journalism taught me that there is great synergy between words and pictures.  I’m always looking to the words of great men and women to inspire me in my daily life…I figured if the image doesn’t speak to you, then maybe the words will, and if I’m lucky, they’ll both complement each other and create something unique.”

For someone who loves photography (and marrying photos with quotations) as much as I do, Koci’s photographs are bread for the soul. Learn more about the multi-gifted Richard Koci Hernandez at his website.