Photography And Film Quotes by Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, Charlotte Rampling, Aaron Siskind, Richard Avedon, Diane Arbus and many others.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
The ’60s in London obviously brought about the explosion of music, the Beatles especially, and then the Rolling Stones and other forms of music, and then fashion and photography and films – kitchen-sink dramas we called them at that time, which was our nouvelle vague in Britain, films that talk about real life.
Photography 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.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.
I regard photography and film simply as new technical means which painters must absolutely make use of, just as from time out of mind they have made use of brush, charcoal and color. It is certain, however, that photography and film must become as evocative for the sensibility as pencil, charcoal and brush. (1927)
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
… the reason we think that computer graphics technology has succeeded in faking reality is that we, over the course of the last hundred and fifty years, have come to accept the image of photography and film as reality.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.