quote by Saul Leiter

A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.

— Saul Leiter

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My pictures must first be beautiful, but that beauty is not enough.

I strive to convey an underlying edge of anxiety, of isolation, of fear.

Beautiful photography quote Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
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The human body is first and foremost a mirror to the soul and its greatest beauty comes from that.

Beautiful photography quote Beautiful things don't ask for attention.
Beautiful things don't ask for attention.

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.

If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you.

If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it.


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

Beautiful photography quote Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pret
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart and a pretty soul.

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.

I think people just see cinematography as being about photography and innovative shots and beautiful lighting. We all want our movies to look great visually, to be beguiling and enticing, but I think that what really defines a great cinematographer is one who loves story.

I like taking photographs, because I like life.

And I like photographing people best of all, because most of all I love humanity.

Beautiful photography quote Be brave enough to hold on to the hope that life will be beautiful again.
Be brave enough to hold on to the hope that life will be beautiful again.

Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.


Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.

I have a deep respect and love for these tiny humans, and I hope to convey in my images a measure of the beauty that exists in all children.

Beautiful photography quote Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.
Kindness is like snow - it beautifies everything it covers.

You know, my parents have always been incredibly supportive.

I'm an only child, so we're very close. There's just the three of us. They're exceptional parents but also great friends. My father was able to take his hobby, photography, and turn it into a beautiful career. So when they saw how much I loved acting, they were 100 percent behind me.

What is important is that our optical awareness rids itself of classical notions of beauty and opens itself more and more to the beauty of the instant and of these surprising points of view that appear for a brief moment and never return; those are what make photography an art.

If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success.

If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind--if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight--that is a beautiful experience.

Beautiful photography quote Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people s
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing.
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The basic material of photographs is not intrinsically beautiful.

It's not like ivory or tapestry or bronze or oil on canvas. You're not supposed to look at the thing, you're supposed to look through it. It's a window.

For me, photography is not a means by which to create beautiful art, but a unique way of encountering genuine reality

At this sunset hour, the canyon walls are indescribably beautiful and I fear the magic of photography can never record what I see now. The tall spires near the canyon's top and the walls of the canyon up there look as if God had reached out and swiped a brush of golden paint across them, gilding these rocks in the bright glow of the setting sun.

Beautiful photography quote A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.
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I was drawn to photography as an extension of film, and the beauty of film is that it's a sensuous, fetishistic medium.

Beauty can be seen in all things.


My aspirations are to ennoble Photography and to secure for it the character and uses of High Art by combining the real and Ideal and sacrificing nothing of the Truth by all possible devotion to Poetry and beauty.

Beautiful photography quote Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.

Photography makes one conscious of beauty everywhere, even in the simplest things, even in what is often considered commonplace or ugly. Yet nothing is really 'ordinary', for every fragment of the world is crowned with wonder and mystery, and a great and surprising beauty.

In the absence of a subject with which you are passionately involved, and without the excitement that drives you to grasp it and exhaust it, you may take some beautiful pictures, but not a photographic oeuvre.

The very best gift... is that anyone can experience those unexpected twinkles of joy that make a magical moment. At these moments, you feel true, deep joy because of a great new insight, a beautiful prospect, or a glimpse into the radiance of another soul. They are the magic moments when life seems better than you ever realized.

Beautiful photography quote The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.
The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild and free.

Photography's ability to blur truth and fiction is one of its most compelling qualities. But when misused... this ambiguity can have severe, even lethal consequences.... Photography's ambiguity, beautiful in one context, can be devastating in another.


There is something beautiful about photography; it allows the self to be reunited with the world.

Photography teaches us to see, and we can see whatever we wish.

When I take a photograph, I make a wish. I was always looking for beauty.

Beautiful photography quote The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

To me, the work I do is a means of interpreting unsettling truths, of bearing witness, and of sounding an alarm. The beauty of formal representation both carries an affirmation of life and subversively brings us face to face with news from our besieged world.

Taking photographs can assuage the itch for possession sparked by the beauty of a place; our anxiety over losing a precious scene can decline with every click of the shutter.

For me a nude photograph should be erotic, not devoid of emotion.

The body is a sensual thing, sensuality being one of its most beautiful and meaningful qualities.

Beautiful photography quote Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain.

It would be beautiful to photograph the winners of everything from Nobel to booby prize, clutching trophy, or money or certificate, solemn or smiling or tear stained or bloody, on the precarious pinnacle of the human landscape.

A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it.

Photography is Photography; And in it's purity and innocence is far too uniquely, valuable and beautiful to be spoilt by making it imitate something else.

[My mother] died a few months ago, and when she was dead I kissed her lips.

For me it was a beautiful moment. From then on I started living with her, asking her from time to time if she was alright, if she was pleased with me. But these things are far greater than photography, and I probably shouldn't be speaking about them.

The Latin American photographer has the possibility, and the means, for naming the things of our world, for demonstrating that there is another kind of beauty, that the faces of the First World are not the only ones. These Indian, black, plundered white and mestizo faces are the first element defining the demographic content of our photography.