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Photography takes an instant out of time,
by Dorothea Lange

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

Related topics: Art

Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion...
the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.
- Dorothea Lange

One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
- Dorothea Lange

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph
can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes,
there is another in which it proves to us how little
our eyes permit us to see.
- Dorothea Lange

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I just love the world of photography.
- Brooke Burke

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

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Few speeches which have produced an electrical effect
on an audience can bear the colourless photography of a printed record.
- Archibald Philip Primrose

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

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

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

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

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

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

I don't need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
- Kim Weston

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

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

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

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

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

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

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

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

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

I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment.
It's a love because that was part of my life before
I was involved in photography.
- John Sexton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.
- Bill Wyman

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

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


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