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Photography Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

Growing up, I didn't give my grandfather's photography a second thought.
I wasn't involved in his work, except that I helped
my dad print his negatives.
- Kim Weston

I love photography.
My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday.
- Sarah Sutton

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There is no question that photography has played a
major role in the environmental movement.
- Galen Rowell

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

Photography to the amateur is recreation,
to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it my be.
- Edward Weston

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

In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking
me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him.
I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
- John Sexton

Photography is about light and what it does and how
it is captured on a piece of negative.
- Matthew Modine

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

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

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

Videos are more like photography.
It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images.
- Tatyana Ali

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

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about
what it was that was going on.
It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with
cameras and photography for about 20 years.
- David Hockney

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

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

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

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

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated
to the medium of photography.
- John Sexton

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment.
It's a love because that was part of my life before
I was involved in photography.
- John Sexton

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

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

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction
and photography when I was still in high school.
- Ray Harryhausen

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

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

I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.
- Bill Wyman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing,
and which is true.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

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

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

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

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

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell

My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was.
- Kim Weston

Look at lots of exhibitions and books,
and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things.
Photography is about images.
- Fay Godwin

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

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

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

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

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

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


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