Photography By Photographers Quotes by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus, Aaron Siskind, Lewis Hine, Ellen von Unwerth, Alfred Eisenstaedt and many others.
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.
I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.
Never boss people around. It’s more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
Beauty can be seen in all things.
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.
When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.
To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.