Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
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."
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.
The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
A picture is worth a thousand words; a slide show is both.
A photograph is a portrait painted by the sun
Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true
Think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody's face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways
For me, photographs take their power from memory and emotion. A picture tells its own story, shaped by the mood or insights of the person you are at the time you see it. It becomes layered with the past and the present. It need not be of people you k
Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history
A good picture is equivalent to a good deed.
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
Notebook. No photographer should be without one
Anonymous Senseless photographers practice random acts of beauty; intelligent photographers practice consistent acts of selflessness.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.
Just as a fisherman cannot catch fish unless his line is in the water, a wildlife photographer cannot shoot great wildlife images unless he or she is out there with camera in hand and the knowledge of what to do then the 'magnificent moment' occurs.
I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn
Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.
The Equipment you'll leave at home, you'll need the most. You're always out of film when you'll have the best opportunity.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art
Every time someone tells me how sharp my photos are, I assume that it isn't a very interesting photograph. If it were, they would have more to say
Blessed be the inventor of photography It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.
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