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In my photography, color and composition are inseparable.
by William Albert Allard

In my photography, color and composition are inseparable.
I see in color.
- William Albert Allard

You've got to push yourself harder.
You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take.
You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.
- William Albert Allard

Words and pictures can work together to communicate
more powerfully than either alone.
- William Albert Allard

I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation,
I don't find photographing the situation nearly as
interesting as photographing the edges.
- William Albert Allard

 

All I need is my brains, my eyes and my personality,
for better or for worse.
- William Albert Allard

What's really important is to simplify.
The work of most photographers would be improved immensely
if they could do one thing:
get rid of the extraneous.
If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.
- William Albert Allard

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

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

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

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

I just love the world of photography.
- Brooke Burke

Black and white are the colors of photography.
To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair
to which mankind is forever subjected.
- Robert Frank

Photography is a very important part of my life.
- Conrad Hall

In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking
me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him.
I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
- John Sexton

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

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

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
- August Sander

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

I've got a great collection of photography.
- Elton John

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse

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

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

Photography started as a means of getting reference
material for my paintings of nature subjects.
- Nigel Dennis

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the
photography in Star Wars.
He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that
I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
- John Dykstra

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing,
and which is true.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself
and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly
what it is that I have made.
- Andy Goldsworthy

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

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

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
- Alberto Korda

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

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
- Arnold Newman

Photography is a small voice, at best,
but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith

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

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

I love photography.
My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday.
- Sarah Sutton

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

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
- Galen Rowell

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.
And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
- Edward Steichen

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

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

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about
what it was that was going on.
It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with
cameras and photography for about 20 years.
- David Hockney

All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
- Nigel Dennis

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

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

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

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural.
Most of my photography is of architecture.
- Parker Stevenson

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

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

The other great development has been in photography,
but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
- Sol LeWitt

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

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated
to the medium of photography.
- John Sexton

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

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

I went into photography because it seemed like the
perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm
to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what's around you.
That's what photography does for me.
- Graeme Le Saux

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

Of course I realize that photography is not the technical
facility as much as it is the eye,
and this decision that one makes for the moment at
which you are going to snap,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

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

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most
challenging photography I've ever done.
It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
- Galen Rowell

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was.
- Kim Weston

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable,
but not too glamorous.
- Antonia Fraser

My use of the medium - photography -
is in some ways traditional.
- Andres Serrano

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle,
so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
- Nigel Dennis

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell


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