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 - and looking.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
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Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
I consider it essential that the photographer should do his own printing and enlarging. The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations.
Well, I liked it - that was the main thing.
I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career. I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer.
You need less imagination 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 extraordinary.
No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
I hope to be a producer, a musician, a painter, a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as many things as I can and see where it goes.
A journalist is supposed to present an unbiased portrait of an event, a view devoid of intimate emotions. This is impossible, of course. The framing of an image, by its very composition, represents a choice. The photographer chooses what to show and what to exclude.
I was the official wedding photographer at one of my best friends' weddings.
Fortunately she was one of the most easygoing brides ever, so she made it easy for me.
My mom was a photographer and whenever they needed a baby for a modelling job, she'd stick me in front of the camera. That's how it started.
My first big job was an Abercrombie &
Fitch campaign. But my mom wouldn't let me skip school for it, so I missed half of the shoot. When we got there, we realized Bruce Weber was the photographer; we knew we had made a mistake!
I collect art. I just recently bought two gorgeous photographs of Marilyn Monroe by international photographer Eve Arnold and I know it sounds horrible but when she dies all her pictures are going to be worth triple. But I won't tell you how much I got them for - let's just say it was a lot.
I'm a writer and a photographer - I'm totally aware that doesn't always translate to TV.
A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it.
What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake... spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer's contribution to culture.
I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting subject matter to my point of view. Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism. But criticism can come out of love.
You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past.
Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor - no matter what you do, and how you twist it.
I've been a photographer all these years... I haven't been in my own darkroom for 10 years.
Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference
I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man, and still photographer.
My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse, who used some of my pictures on magazine covers.
I guess that's what I was: a set of abs.
And they lit the abs and shot the abs and sent the abs on their way. The photographer didn't look at my face once. I was humiliated.
Then I thought I was going to be a photographer.
I tried a hand at darkroom technician. I played in a band. It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write.
When you're modeling you're actually acting for the camera and the photographer.
It's more fun, too because there are no lines to memorize.
A good photographer can make you look incredible, even when you're not feeling very sexy.
I am an artist first and a photographer second.
Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new arena as a professional photographer.
I was there less than a year before I was assigned to the Paris bureau.
I spent two years there and, in fact, before I even went on the staff I was sent to Europe to do assignments which they wouldn't normally do for a young photographer just starting out.
The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and so big he can't walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline; he gets notices all over the world and so forth; but they're really - the important people are the people he photographs.
The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.
Technically, I have not changed very much.
Ask my assistants. They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with. I don't have heavy equipment. I work out of one bag.
As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the latest technology in photography - digital photography - to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience, what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft, light or dark treatment.
It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do.
He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.
Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates.
A completely disrespectful photographer was asked to stop taking photographs, and then said, 'I've got what I want. What are you going to do about it?' How would you feel if somebody walked up and started taking your photograph? I don't think you'd be very happy.