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Annie Leibovitz Quotes and Sayings

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Nature is so powerful, so strong.
Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes
a dance with light and the weather.
It takes you to a place within yourself.
- Annie Leibovitz

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I didn't want to let women down.
One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of
aging and older women not being beautiful.
- Annie Leibovitz

My lens of choice was always the 35 mm.
It was more environmental.
You can't come in closer with the 35 mm.
- Annie Leibovitz

The camera makes you forget you're there.
It's not like you are hiding but you forget,
you are just looking so much.
- Annie Leibovitz

 

A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.
- Annie Leibovitz

I feel a responsibility to my backyard.
I want it to be taken care of and protected.
- Annie Leibovitz

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not
afraid to fall in love with these people.
- Annie Leibovitz

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When you are younger, the camera is like a friend and
you can go places and feel like you're with someone,
like you have a companion.
- Annie Leibovitz

If I didn't have my camera to remind me constantly,
I am here to do this, I would eventually have slipped away,
I think.
I would have forgotten my reason to exist.
- Annie Leibovitz

Lennon was very helpful.
What he taught me seems completely obvious:
he expected people to treat each other well.
- Annie Leibovitz

I wish that all of nature's magnificence,
the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I started working for Rolling Stone,
I became very interested in journalism and thought
maybe that's what I was doing,
but it wasn't.
- Annie Leibovitz

I don't think there is anything wrong with white space.
I don't think it's a problem to have a blank wall.
- Annie Leibovitz

When you go to take someone's picture,
the first thing they say is, what you want me to do?
Everyone is very awkward.
- Annie Leibovitz

No one ever thought Clint Eastwood was funny,
but he was.
- Annie Leibovitz

What I end up shooting is the situation.
I shoot the composition and my subject is going to
help the composition or not.
- Annie Leibovitz

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

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love,
but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
- Annie Leibovitz

I am impressed with what happens when someone stays
in the same place and you took the same picture over
and over and it would be different,
every single frame.
- Annie Leibovitz

I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me.
- Annie Leibovitz

There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored.
I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.
- Annie Leibovitz

Everyone keeps asking you for pictures,
and after a while you get tired of that.
I always say, They are in the archives.
- Annie Leibovitz

I've created a vocabulary of different styles.
I draw from many different ways to take a picture.
Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I say I want to photograph someone,
what it really means is that I'd like to know them.
Anyone I know I photograph.
- Annie Leibovitz

The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall,
they were supposed to be together.
It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.
- Annie Leibovitz

Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because
I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.
- Annie Leibovitz

When I take a picture I take 10 percent of what I see.
- Annie Leibovitz

At my Rolling Stones' tour, the camera was a protection.
I used it in a Zen way.
- Annie Leibovitz

There must be a reason why photographers are not very
good at verbal communication.
I think we get lazy.
- Annie Leibovitz

I feel very proud of the work from the '80s because
it is very bright and colorful.
- Annie Leibovitz

It's a heavy weight, the camera.
Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras,
but in the '70s they were heavy metal.
- Annie Leibovitz

You don't have to sort of enhance reality.
There is nothing stranger than truth.
- Annie Leibovitz

If it makes you cry, it goes in the show.
- Annie Leibovitz

I shoot a little bit, maybe two rolls,
medium format, which is 20 pictures,
and if it's not working,
I change the position.
- Annie Leibovitz

The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me.
I think life is pretty strange anyway.
It is wooo, wooo, wooo!
- Annie Leibovitz

In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view.
The image may not be literally what's going on,
but it's representative.
- Annie Leibovitz

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic.
I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen
and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.
- Annie Leibovitz

It's hard to watch something go on and be talking at the same time.
- Annie Leibovitz

When you are on assignment, film is the least expensive
thing in a very practical sense.
Your time, the person's time, turns out to be the most valuable thing.
- Annie Leibovitz

Coming tight was boring to me, just the face...
it didn't have enough information.
- Annie Leibovitz

What I am interested in now is the landscape.
Pictures without people.
I wouldn't be surprised if eventually there are no people in my pictures.
It is so emotional.
- Annie Leibovitz

I'd like to think that the actions we take today will
allow others in the future to discover the wonders
of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.
- Annie Leibovitz

What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career,
which is to be very straightforward.
I actually love talking about taking pictures,
and I think that helps everyone.
- Annie Leibovitz

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Every blade of grass has an angel
that bends over it and whispers, "grow! grow!
- Talmud

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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