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Dorthea Lange Quotes and Sayings

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The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
- Dorthea Lange

Where 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.
- Dorthea Lange

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The creative act lasts but a brief moment,
a lightning instant of give-and-take,
just long enough for you to level the camera and to
trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

A film is never really good unless the camera is an
eye in the head of a poet.
- Orson Welles

One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us,
taking a picture just as the machine had reached the
end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet.
- Orville Wright

Bruce Willis.
Pain in my ass, no problem about that.
We just didn't get along.
We got along off camera, but shooting we just didn't get along.
- Antoine Fuqua

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I have always been a very keen walker,
though, and I often took a camera with me on my walks.
- Fay Godwin

My wife Mariana is a good photographer too and,
like me, she just picks up a camera and takes a picture when she sees something,
rather than looking too deeply into it.
- Graeme Le Saux

I feel more comfortable in front of a camera than anywhere else.
- Donna Mills

I know every actor says this, but the people behind the camera are great.
They always have answers.
- Joel Gretsch

Everywhere you go you hear things that are untrue.
You've just got to learn that if I don't say it,
physically out of my mouth, on camera,
it's not true.
- Selena Gomez

I was molded, spent my time underneath a lot of goo.
And then the bits and pieces were sculpted.
It took probably 10 days to create each character after all those camera tests.
- Brendan Fraser

All I need is a camera and I'll make things happen.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans

I would love to work with Adam Sandler.
Because then all I'd have to do is just turn the camera on and off.
- David Zucker

I smuggled the camera, it was no problem to smuggle the camera there.
And I took 60 photos, two films, during the time when
there was no one in the control room,
in the building.
- Mordechai Vanunu

So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying
the world that photographs,
rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.
- Susan Sontag

We did very little improvisation on camera,
and once in a while we did.
- Peter Tork

I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won.
I found that while the camera does not express the soul,
perhaps a photograph can!
- Ansel Adams

I was instructed by people in higher rank to stand
there and hold this leash and look at the camera.
We were doing what we were told.
- Lynndie England

For an actress there is no greater gift than having
a camera in front of you,
listening to the most beautiful music in the world
and just being looked at!
- Isabelle Huppert

I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
- John Dyer

In motion pictures, the actor rules.
The camera served the actor.
- Richard Donner

It was lights, camera, inaction.
- Terry Gilliam

The camera looks into your soul.
- Joe Pantoliano

Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera,
not in front of it.
- Denzel Washington

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house,
it was a house in quotation marks.
On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera.
- Arthur Miller

There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation.
- Allan Dwan

I also know what looks good before the camera,
how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.
- Taylor Hackford

The older you get, the farther from the camera you need to be.
- Heather Locklear

There are a thousand ways to point a camera,
but really only one.
- Ernst Lubitsch

The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
- W. Eugene Smith

The camera relieves us of the burden of memory.
It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us.
Yet no other god has been so cynical,
for the camera records in order to forget.
- John Berger

What woman wants a camera following around her naked butt?
- Charlotte Ross

You don't rehearse jazz to death to get the camera angles.
- Stan Getz

Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
- Matthew Vaughn

People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.
- Fiona Shaw

I work primarily for the camera-it's not something
I really talk about a lot,
but it's part of the way I am as a movie actor.
The camera is my girl, as it were.
- Terence Stamp

In the South or in the mine country,
wherever you point the camera there is a picture.
- Ben Shahn

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search,
for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea.
- Edward Weston

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

My invention, (the motion picture camera),
can be exploited...
as a scientific curiosity, but apart from that it has
no commercial value whatsoever.
- Auguste Lumiere

If this validates anything, it's that learning how
to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important
than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera.
- Ryne Sandberg

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

No matter how many helicopters there are,
when it comes down to it there is the camera and you.
- Jacqueline McKenzie

When I have sex with someone I forget who I am.
For a minute I even forget I'm human.
It's the same thing when I'm behind a camera.
I forget I exist.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Well, I think the camera freedom is something that
we've resisted for a long time and feels like probably the biggest stretch.
But it has some huge benefits.
- Will Wright

I would definitely stay in the business,
be behind the camera maybe.
- Devon Sawa

I think the digital camera would record that information too fast for me.
- Kim Weston

For some reason, it popped into my head the notion
that a lot of the Next Generation cast in the long
run of that show managed to step behind the camera.
- Michael Shanks

A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus.
Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement.
To act, an actor has to have words.
A stage.
a camera turning.
- Paul Muni

Karl Malden was quite a mentor.
He taught me things he had learned from being in front of a camera so long.
- Gary Cole

As actors, we went where we wanted to,
and the camera followed us: it was like having another person in the room.
There was no formal structure to the process.
It was very liberating.
- Emily Watson

I'm shooting a pilot based on my show.
It's a one-camera show.
I play myself.
- Dane Cook

At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a
DV camera and just do a small film.
But then the hunger comes back.
- Darren Aronofsky

I even agree with the new digital ways of filmmaking,
where you don't even have physical film in the camera,
but to be honest, I wouldn't want to use it.
- J. Lee Thompson

I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now.
I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera.
- Martin Scorsese

I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl.
For me, what I'm really excited about is bringing back
the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.
- Lady Gaga

Comic timing...
is how to have a relationship with the camera and deal
with the camera without looking like you are.
- Colleen Haskell

I'm not in front of the camera, they are.
I encourage them; I build up as much of their confidence and ego as possible.
They've got to take control; I can't act it out.
- Taylor Hackford

It's the first film that I made where the director
was not present under the camera,
and it threw me.
- Leslie Caron

Any nude is a something you setup in front of the camera.
- Kim Weston

Years ago - in the 70s, for about a decade -
I carried a camera every place I went.
And I shot a lot of pictures that were still life and landscape,
using available light.
- Leonard Nimoy

I'm working 2 days a week right now,
narration usually on Wed.,
and host on camera on Friday.
- Robert Stack

I can understand why those primitive desert people
think a camera steals their soul.
It is unnatural to see yourself from the outside.
- Nigella Lawson

Being a shy person, I always felt strange outside with my camera.
- Kim Weston

The thrill of being in front of a camera remains exactly the same.
- Julie Andrews

When I talk to the camera, mate, it's not like I'm talking to the camera,
I'm talking to you because I want to whip you around
and plunk you right there with me.
- Steve Irwin

It's kind of dangerous to cut in the camera,
but that's the only way I know how to direct.
- Debbie Allen

When you first are in front of the camera as a young person,
you'd be surprised at all the insecurities you can get.
- Kurt Russell

A style is not a matter of camera angles or fancy footwork,
it's an expression, an accurate expression of your particular opinion.
- Karel Reisz


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