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Norman Parkinson Quotes and Sayings

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A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.
- Norman Parkinson

I like to make people look as good as they'd like to look,
and with luck, a shade better.
- Norman Parkinson

The camera can be the most deadly weapon since the assassin's bullet.
Or it can be the lotion of the heart.
- Norman Parkinson

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas,
a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
- Edward Steichen

 

Then I thought I was going to be a photographer.
I tried a hand at darkroom technician.
I played in a band.
It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write.
- Guy Johnson

There are always two people in every picture:
the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

A good photographer can make you look incredible,
even when you're not feeling very sexy.
- Cindy Margolis

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I did some artistic nudes when I was I 8 with a French-Canadian
photographer while I was modeling.
They were beautiful shots, and they were not about nudity.
- Lexa Doig

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

I got five kids, and my oldest is a documentary film maker and camera man,
and still photographer.
- Beau Bridges

A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on
to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere.
- Bill Brandt

Think of an economy where people could be an artist
or a photographer or a writer without worrying about
keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.
- Nancy Pelosi

I don't think at that time I realized how important
it was and how important it was for me to be here and
carry on that legacy in our family of being a photographer.
- Kim Weston

I really don't have any secrets.
I've never met a photographer whose work I respected
that had a secret because the secret lies within each and every one of us.
- John Sexton

My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse,
who used some of my pictures on magazine covers.
- Margaret O'Brien

I am an artist first and a photographer second.
- Andres Serrano

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 was brought up on art.
My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school.
But he did not want me to become a photographer.
- Imogen Cunningham

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
- Susan Sontag

I realized I didn't want to be a photographer.
I gave it up, but I still worked that job in the restaurant
and I found myself constantly hanging out in the kitchen.
- Sally Schneider

I've been a photographer all these years...
I haven't been in my own darkroom for 10 years.
- Graham Nash

In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past,
but the one who invents it.
- Susan Sontag

Digital art software has empowered both the painterly side of photographers,
and the photographer side of painters.
- Buffy Sainte-Marie

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still
long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
- Minor White

One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make
is to look at the real world and cling to the vain
hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it.
- Galen Rowell

Well, now I'm an old photographer and I still don't sell.
- Kim Weston

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

I didn't decide to be a photographer;
I just happened to fall into it.
- Berenice Abbott

A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the
world and work and make mistakes.
- Sam Abell

Technically, I have not changed very much.
Ask my assistants.
They'll tell you, I am the easiest photographer to work with.
I don't have heavy equipment.
I work out of one bag.
- Helmut Newton

I guess that's what I was: a set of abs.
And they lit the abs and shot the abs and sent the abs on their way.
The photographer didn't look at my face once.
I was humiliated.
- Michael Bergin

I consider it essential that the photographer should
do his own printing and enlarging.
The final effect of the finished print depends so much on these operations.
- Bill Brandt

That's true, because I'm a photographer now.
- Leonard Nimoy

Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist,
for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings,
not in thoughts.
- Walker Evans

Within every man and woman a secret is hidden,
and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
- Yousuf Karsh

I hope to be a producer, a musician,
a painter,
a photographer - I'm going to push myself to do as
many things as I can and see where it goes.
- Lucas Grabeel

Thus, during the winter of 2003 I ventured into a new
arena as a professional photographer.
- Janine Turner

The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing
and hunting with a close friend;
and have owned two ranches,
first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
- Douglass North

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

Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer,
the mirror, or the painter?
- Pablo Picasso

People are so wonderful that a photographer has only
to wait for that breathless moment to capture what he wants on film.
- Weegee

The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.
- Gordon Parks

It's really, really hard to make it as a fine-art photographer exclusively.
- Jock Sturges

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
- Edward Steichen

When you're modeling you're actually acting for the
camera and the photographer.
It's more fun, too because there are no lines to memorize.
- Cindy Margolis

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce,
amuse and entertain.
- Helmut Newton

I'd very much like to create my own style as a photographer,
even if it's just for myself.
- Graeme Le Saux

I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
- Robert Capa

A completely disrespectful photographer was asked to stop taking photographs,
and then said, 'I've got what I want.
What are you going to do about it?' How would you feel
if somebody walked up and started taking your photograph?
I don't think you'd be very happy.
- Gabriel Byrne

I dream that someday the step between my mind and my
finger will no longer be needed.
And that simply by blinking my eyes,
I shall make pictures.
Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

I was there less than a year before I was assigned to the Paris bureau.
I spent two years there and, in fact,
before I even went on the staff I was sent to Europe
to do assignments which they wouldn't normally do for
a young photographer just starting out.
- Gordon Parks

To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer.
It is those ideas, working with them,
formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper,
photographing them and then going on to the next step.
- Kim Weston

Sometimes they are a matter of luck;
the photographer could not expect or hope for them.
Sometimes they are a matter of patience,
waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen
and lost or for one that he anticipates.
- Bill Brandt

You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past.
Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture
is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor -
no matter what you do,
and how you twist it.
- Robert Frank

The photographer begins to feel big and bloated and
so big he can't walk through one of these doors because he gets a good byline;
he gets notices all over the world and so forth;
but they're really -
the important people are the people he photographs.
- Gordon Parks

I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer
who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater,
and we smoked a joint.
The bathing suit kept coming off in the water,
and I just ripped it off.
I was very comfortable being naked.
- Rosanna Arquette

Whatever it takes to get the image to reach that level
is what that photographer needs to do.
And for me, I just have such a love of the tactile
and sensuous quality of a black and white silver gelatin print.
- John Sexton

It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do.
He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness
of the child who looks at the world for the first time
or of the traveler who enters a strange country.
- Bill Brandt

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer.
You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things.
But in photography everything is so ordinary;
it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
- David Bailey

It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure
to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream,
to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play
and without too much subduing it.
- James Agee

I have been frequently accused of deliberately twisting
subject matter to my point of view.
Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot
be a matter of indifference.
Opinion often consists of a kind of criticism.
But criticism can come out of love.
- Robert Frank

What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in
which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake...
spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer's contribution to culture.
- William Albert Allard

Well, I liked it - that was the main thing.
I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career.
I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it.
One thing just led to another until finally I quit
my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.
- Herb Ritts

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Love is when the other person's happiness
is more important than your own.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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