Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.
Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks
A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well.
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
Photography is my passion.
Once photography enters your bloodstream, it's like a disease.
Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
On Photography "Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption
When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself
Photography is 90% sheer, brutal drudgery!
I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me,
that makes photography more exciting.