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Aaron Siskind Quotes and Sayings

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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

We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there.
We have been conditioned to expect...
but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.
- Aaron Siskind

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments,
and then you go on to the next thing.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography must be integrated with the story.
- James Wong Howe

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

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

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

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

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

Photography helps people to see.
- Berenice Abbott

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

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

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

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

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

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

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts

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

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

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

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

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

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic
sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson

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

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

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


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