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Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
by Arnold Newman

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

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

There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition.
If there were we would be able to put all the information
into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece.
We know that's impossible.
You have to compose by the seat of your pants.
- Arnold Newman

The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century,
of houses he lives in and places he works,
in terms of the kind of light the windows in these
places let through and by which we see him every day.
- Arnold Newman

 

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

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

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

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

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

I've been working with photography for many years.
- Leonard Nimoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film,
but it's a photography collage.
- Val Kilmer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons
when you can see the weather coming and going,
which lends itself to photography.
- Graeme Le Saux

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

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

I just love the world of photography.
- Brooke Burke

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more
control over my own medium than I did over photography.
- Ben Shahn

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

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

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

I was an artistic dilettante for a while,
in photography and collage and the visual arts.
- Thomas Wilson

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 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

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

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery,
such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
- Galen Rowell

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

Videos are more like photography.
It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images.
- Tatyana Ali

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

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

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

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

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 have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.
- Bill Wyman

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it.
I think photography will always be chemical.
- Annie Leibovitz

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore.
The money is in photography.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

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

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

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

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

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


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