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A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on
by Bill Brandt

A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on
to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
- Bill Brandt

Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare.
- Bill Brandt

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.
- Bill Brandt

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.
- Bill Brandt

 

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.
- Bill Brandt

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.
- Bill Brandt

Most photographers would feel a certain embarrassment
in admitting publicly that they carried within them a sense of wonder,
yet without it they would not produce the work they do,
whatever their particular field.
- Bill Brandt

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It is the gift of seeing the life around them clearly and vividly,
as something that is exciting in its own right.
It is an innate gift, varying in intensity with the
individual's temperament and environment.
- Bill Brandt

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

A good photographer can make you look incredible,
even when you're not feeling very sexy.
- Cindy Margolis

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.
- Cindy Margolis

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.
- Lucas Grabeel

I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing
and hunting with a close friend;
and have owned two ranches,
first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
- Douglass North

The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man,
and still photographer.
- Beau Bridges

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.
- Tipper Gore

People are so wonderful that a photographer has only
to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film.
- Weegee

I did some artistic nudes when I was I 8 with a French-Canadian
photographer while I was modeling.
They were beautiful shots, and they were not about nudity.
- Lexa Doig

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.
- Nancy Pelosi

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,
amuse and entertain.
- Helmut Newton

Within every man and woman a secret is hidden,
and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
- Yousuf Karsh

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.
- Helmut Newton

That's true, because I'm a photographer now.
- Leonard Nimoy

I don't think at that time I realized how important
it was and how important it was for me to be here and
carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer.
- Kim Weston

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

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.
- Michael Bergin

I really don't have any secrets.
I've never met a photographer whose work I respected
that had a secret because the secret lies within each and every one of us.
- John Sexton

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.
- Guy Johnson

The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.
- Gordon Parks

I am an artist first and a photographer second.
- Andres Serrano

There are always two people in every picture:
the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new
arena as a professional photographer.
- Janine Turner

I'd very much like to create my own style as a photographer,
even if it's just for myself.
- Graeme Le Saux

I didn't decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
- Berenice Abbott

My wife Mariana is a good photographer too and,
like me, she just picks up a camera and takes a picture when she sees something,
rather than looking too deeply into it.
- Graeme Le Saux

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
- Susan Sontag

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
- Edward Steichen

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make
is to look at the real world and cling to the vain
hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it.
- Galen Rowell

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer,
the mirror, or the painter?
- Pablo Picasso

I was brought up on art.
My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school.
But he did not want me to become a photographer.
- Imogen Cunningham

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

My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse,
who used some of my pictures on magazine covers.
- Margaret O'Brien

A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the
world and work and make mistakes.
- Sam Abell

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

I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
- Robert Capa

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.
- Walker Evans

I've been a photographer all these years...
I haven't been in my own darkroom for 10 years.
- Graham Nash

I realized I didn't want to be a photographer.
I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant
and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen.
- Sally Schneider

It's really, really hard to make it as a fine-art photographer exclusively.
- Jock Sturges

A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.
- Norman Parkinson

Well, now I'm an old photographer and I still don't sell.
- Kim Weston

Digital art software has empowered both the painterly side of photographers,
and the photographer side of painters.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

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.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer.
It is those ideas, working with them,
formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper,
photographing them and then going on to the next step.
- Kim Weston

Whatever it takes to get the image to reach that level
is what that photographer needs to do.
And for me, I just have such a love of the tactile
and sensuous quality of a black and white silver gelatin print.
- John Sexton

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

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.
- Gordon Parks

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.
- Gordon Parks

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.
- James Agee

I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer
who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater,
and we smoked a joint.
The bathing suit kept coming off in the water,
and I just ripped it off.
I was very comfortable being naked.
- Rosanna Arquette

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.
- Herb Ritts

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.
- Robert Frank

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.
- Robert Frank

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.
- William Albert Allard

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.
- Gabriel Byrne

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.
A man who lives fully, is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal


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