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Photograph Quotes

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Friendship based solely upon gratitude
is like a photograph; with time it fades.
- Carmen Sylva

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

You don't take a photograph, you make it.
- Ansel Adams

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
- Ambrose Bierce

It's marvellous, marvellous!
Nothing will ever be as much fun.
I'm going to photograph everything, everything!
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

 

Everything is a subject.
Every subject has a rhythm.
To feel it is the raison detre.
The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison detre,
which lives on in itself.
- Andre Kertesz

We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph.
The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments,
any one of which might say something significant.
- Alfred Eisenstaedt

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

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Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals.
Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art.
The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.
- John Ford

I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America.
I wanted to photograph.
- Imogen Cunningham

I just really wanted to do art, except when I was taking
those photographs of people I would make the clothes
that I would photograph them in so I could control the whole thing.
- Stephen Sprouse

The transactions between me and the people that I photograph are very,
very collaborative.
- Jock Sturges

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough.
You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it.
It is enough.
- Toni Morrison

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

A true photograph need not be explained,
nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams

Before, I'd photograph anything.
I didn't think there was anything more or less obscene
about any part of the body.
- Jock Sturges

I was invited to photograph Hollywood.
They asked me what I would like to photograph.
I said, Ugly men.
- Imogen Cunningham

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things;
a painting and a photograph.
- Janet Malcolm

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
- Ansel Adams

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint,
the things which already have an existence.
- Man Ray

You can give some kind of spark of life to a comic
that a photograph doesn't really have.
A photograph, even if it's connecting with you,
it seems very dead on the page sometimes.
- Daniel Clowes

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

I like to feel that all my best photographs had strong
personal visions and that a photograph that doesn't
have a personal vision or doesn't communicate emotion fails.
- Galen Rowell

They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze.
They should photograph me through linoleum.
- Tallulah Bankhead

Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book.
Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
- Susan Sontag

The photograph itself doesn't interest me.
I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Sometimes I really want to paint somebody and I don't
get a photograph that I want to work from.
- Chuck Close

The photograph, the clothes, the sets -
this was about 1974,
and I started hanging out with my friend Richard Sold,
who was playing in a band with Patti Smith.
- Stephen Sprouse

I don't photograph any two people who are remotely the same.
- Jock Sturges

When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things.
- Wynn Bullock

Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
- Alfred Stieglitz

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence,
in the confines of one single photograph,
of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

I saw a photograph of a wedding conducted by Reverend
Moon of the Unification Church.
I wanted to understand this event, and the only way
to understand it was to write about it.
- Don DeLillo

Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is
not what I meant to invent.
I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.
- Leo Baekeland

Has one hostage from Lebanon come back with a photograph
of his abductors? Has any hostage ever come back with
a photograph of his abductors smiling? I mean,
this was so incredible!
- Dwight Schultz

There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described.
I photograph to see what something will look like photographed.
- Garry Winogrand

The camera can photograph thought.
- Dirk Bogarde

Rockers are the nicest people to photograph.
They have no inhibitions.
- David Bailey

But I was, and still am, an avid reader and so when
I first started I chose to photograph many of the great
writers in this country to try and earn a living.
- Fay Godwin

One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China.
And I did actually take some photos,
but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
- Leroy Chiao

They kept me in short pants as long as they could,
until they were shaving the hair on my legs because
it was beginning to photograph.
- Jackie Cooper

A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
- Edward W. Howe

I began to realise that film sees the world differently than the human eye,
and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph
more powerful than what you actually observed.
- Galen Rowell

Carloads of tourists would photograph the family mailbox,
and there was weird mail, death threats.
- Henry Thomas

My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying
to photograph what is essentially invisible.
And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
- Leonard Nimoy

It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself
that produces a photograph.
- Robert Frank

The viewer must bring their own view to a photograph.
- Fay Godwin

A photograph is a secret about a secret.
The more it tells you the less you know.
- Diane Arbus

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and,
often, is all that remains of it.
- Susan Sontag

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no
such thing as a bad photograph -
only less interesting,
less relevant, less mysterious ones.
- Susan Sontag

If they want a photograph, then just take it.
- Keith Emerson

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels,
in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
- Ansel Adams

It is one thing to photograph people.
It is another to make others care about them by revealing
the core of their humanness.
- Paul Strand

Why in the world would anyone want to photograph an old woman like me?
- Lillie Langtry

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph.
- Lewis Hine

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see
beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature
and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
- Ansel Adams

In the Soviet Union it was illegal to take a photograph of a train station.
Look what happened to them.
They tried to classify everything.
- Tom Clancy

A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.
- Roland Barthes

A good daguerreotype was as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made.
- Edward Steichen

The photograph reverses the purpose of travel,
which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
- Marshall McLuhan

There are plenty of beautiful girls who don't photograph well.
- Lauren Hutton

One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited,
return them, and give them away without any scruples;
while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle.
- Markus Wolf

I really believe there are things nobody would see
if I didn't photograph them.
- Diane Arbus

My career was 100% different from what I intended to do.
I thought I'd photograph nature and landscapes but
I wound up photographing the changing of the times.
- Charles Moore

Anything that excites me for any reason,
I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter,
but making the commonplace unusual.
- Edward Weston

Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of
me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.
- David Amram

A photograph can be an instant of life captured for
eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
- Brigitte Bardot

To photograph is to confer importance.
- Susan Sontag

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph,
is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
- Edward Weston

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
- Ansel Adams

I would never dream, for example, of going to The States
to photograph your wildlife.
- Nigel Dennis

We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it,
and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
- Ansel Adams


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