I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.
I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be
The negative is the equivalent of the composer'sìPhotography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
score, and the print the performance
Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures
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.
Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
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
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph
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.
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