Photography Quotes

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.

Ansel Adams

In photography, if I am able to evoke not only a feeling of the reality of the surface physical world but also a feeling of the reality of existence that lies mysteriously and invisibly beneath its surface, I feel I have succeeded. At its best, photography is a symbol that not only serves to help illuminate some of the darkness of the unknown, but it also serves to lessen the fears that too often accompany the journeys from the known to the unknown.

Wynn Bullock

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.

Diane Arbus

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 that man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen

I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism, it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say -This is real, too.

Wynn Bullock

The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying.

Terence Donovan

A thing is not what you say it is or what you photograph it to be or what you paint it to be or what you sculpt it to be. Words, photographs, paintings, and sculptures are symbols of what you see, think, and feel things to be, but they are not the things themselves.

Wynn Bullock

The urge to create, the urge to photograph, comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity, to live more in peace with the world, and possibly to help others to do the same.

Wynn Bullock

To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.

Paul Valery

If you're photographing in color you show the color of their clothes - if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul.

Unknown

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less magination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.

David Bailey

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.

Brooks Anderson

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

Berenice Abbott

I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, "This is real, too."

Wynn Bullock

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does.

John Berger

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Updated On : October 05, 2013
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