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Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.

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A photograph is the pause button of life. ⏤ Sayings

Picture quote by Irving Penn about photography

I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer. ⏤ Irving Penn

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Life is like photography we develop from the negatives.

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Life is like photography, you use the negatives to develop

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No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the picture.

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Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.

Ziad K. Abdelnour, author

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.

Dorothea Lange, photographer

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.

Aaron Siskind, photographer

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus, photographer

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.

Ernst Haas, photographer

The camera introduces us to unconscious optics as does psychoanalysis to unconscious impulses.

Walter Benjamin, critic

Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.

Eliot Porter, photographer

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.

Henri CartierBresson,

Photography helps people to see.

Berenice Abbott, photographer

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.

George Eastman, inventor

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.

Brooks Atkinson, critic

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen, photographer

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there -- even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.

Robert Doisneau, photographer

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.

John Steinbeck, author

The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.

Dirk Bogarde, actor

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.

Ansel Adams, photographer

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph -- only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones.

Susan Sontag, author

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.

Berenice Abbott, photographer

Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.

Paul Strand, photographer

The photographic image... is a message without a code.

Roland Barthes, critic

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Ansel Adams, photographer

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.

Susan Sontag, author

Photography is a very important part of my life.

Conrad Hall, film cinematographer

What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.

Berenice Abbott, photographer

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams, photographer

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.

Tony Benn, politician

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Dorothea Lange, photographer

Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.

Edward Weston, photographer

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.

Conrad Hall, film cinematographer

Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.

Wallace Stevens, poet

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

Berenice Abbott, photographer

In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.

James Wilson, politician

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.

Henri CartierBresson,

In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.

Susan Sontag, author

At least the box is full of something useful. On his photo gracing a box of Raisin Bran

Avery Brooks, actor

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement.

Galen Rowell, photographer

I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity.

Bob Anderson,

The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.

Diane Arbus, photographer

Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, writer

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.

Ansel Adams, photographer

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't, the thing collapses.

Arnold Newman, photographer

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

Henri CartierBresson,

Do you know what will soon be the ultimate in truth?

Paul Gauguin, artist

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.

Ansel Adams, photographer

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.

John Berger, artist

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.

Sydney Pollack, director

No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.

John Ruskin, writer

I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.

Ken Burns, director

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.

August Sander, photographer

It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down....

Kate Morton,

Today everything exists to end in a photograph.

Susan Sontag, author

I know the best moments can never be captured on film, even as I spend nearly half my life trying to do just that.

Rosie O'Donnell, comedian

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.

Richard Avedon, photographer

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.

Alfred Stieglitz, photographer

The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.

Alfred Stieglitz, photographer

I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.

Berenice Abbott, photographer

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

Ansel Adams, photographer

If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life. I mean people are going to say, You're crazy. Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.

Diane Arbus, photographer

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -- that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.

Diane Arbus, 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.

David Bailey, photographer

I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.

Man Ray, photographer

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.

John Berger, artist

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.

John Berger, artist

It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

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.

Jane Welsh Carlyle, writer

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.

Henri CartierBresson,

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

Henri CartierBresson,

The camera is a killing chamber, which speeds up the time it claims to be conserving. Like coffins exhumed and priced open, the photographs put on show what we were and what we will be again.

Peter Conrad,

The camera has an interest in turning history into spectacle, but none in reversing the process. At best, the picture leaves a vague blur in the observer's mind; strong enough to send him into battle perhaps, but not to have him understand why he is going.

Denis Donoghue,

The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying.

Terence Donovan,

A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.

Albert Einstein, physicist

Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child.

Norman Mailer, novelist

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things; a painting and a photograph.

Janet Malcolm, writer

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.

Edvard Munch, artist

Photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.

Ambrose Pierce,

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.

Edward Steichen, photographer

The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.

Edward Steichen, photographer

For half a century, photography has been the art form of the untalented. Obviously some pictures are more satisfactory than others, but where is credit due? To the designer of the camera? To the finger on the button? To the law of averages?

Gore Vidal, novelist

Photography suits the temper of this age -- of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.

Edward Weston, photographer

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.

Minor White, photographer

A very receptive state of mind... not unlike a sheet of film itself - seemingly inert, yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second's exposure conceives a life in it.

Minor White, photographer

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.

Minor White, photographer

I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do.

Paul Kane, writer

I had done a lot of rock 'n' roll photography when I was in college. I was one of many photographers who worked for The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and all of these rock 'n' roll bands.

John Dykstra, scientist

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.

Sophia Bush, actress

People think because it's photography it's not worth as much, and because it's a woman artist, you're still not getting as much - there's still definitely that happening. I'm still really competitive when it comes to, I guess, the male painters and male artists. I still think that's really unfair.

Cindy Sherman, photographer

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.

Duane Michals, photographer

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.

Ansel Adams, photographer

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.

Layne Staley, musician

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.

Syd Barrett, musician

For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral - there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.

Matthew Modine, actor

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is.

Matthew Modine, actor

If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.

Matthew Modine, actor

Photography is about light and what it does and how it is captured on a piece of negative.

Matthew Modine, actor

I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent.

Imogen Cunningham, photographer

Moreover, photography has made it possible to fix these images and now provides us with a permanent record of each observed spectrum, which can be measured out at any time.

Pieter Zeeman, physicist

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century.

Gabriel Lippmann, scientist

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that.

Steven Soderbergh, director

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.

Garry Winogrand, photographer

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