Renate Schottelius in New York, 1953. Photographer: Ellen Auerbach. “It’s a zen question. I think that to make a photograph, the way I liked to, you have to be so completely absorbed in what you are photographing that you forget yourself, and become what you photograph. And not stand there and say: ‘now I’m making a photograph’. …. You have to feel great enthusiasm or pity or whatever it is for what you are doing — and then it seems to transmit this in all kinds of shapes.” [thx, rob]