Photographer

Photography is truth.
Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.
Frank Deford

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

Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well.
Lewis Carroll

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Sam Abell

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

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
Duane Michals

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Elliott Erwitt

Look, I’m not an intellectual – I just take pictures.
Helmut Newton

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

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Ansel Adams

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen

I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost – that is important.
Jacques-Henri Lartigue

For me, photographs take their power from memory and emotion. A picture tells its own story, shaped by the mood or insights of the person you are at the time you see it. It becomes layered with the past and the present. It need not be of people you.
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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Ansel Adams

Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.
Paul Strand

Perishability in a photograph is important in a picture. If a photograph looks perishable we say, “Gee, I’m glad I have that moment.”
John Loengard

I’m always mentally photographing everything as practice.
Minor White

One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.
Dorothea Lange

When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.
Arthur Fellig

It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.
James Lalropui Keivom

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

I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.
Harry Callahan

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

A photograph is a portrait painted by the sun.
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Some photographers take reality…and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Ansel Adams

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

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

Think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know. It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph. The magic is in seeing people in new ways.
Duane Michals

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

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

The camera can photograph thought.
Dirk Bogarde

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

Photography has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history.
Cornell Capa

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

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
Berenice Abbott

The camera can photograph thought. It’s better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
Dirk Bogarde

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

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