From the book:
"Every relation between forms in a painting is to some degree adaptable to the painter's purpose. This is not the case with photography. (Unless we include those absurd studio works in which the photographer arranges every detail of his subject before he takes the picture.) Composition in the profound, formative sense of the word cannot enter into photography. The formal arrangement of a photograph explains nothing."
What do you think of the above? I am interested in discussing this or other views.