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  1. 1. Photography Quotes The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera. -W. Eugene Smith A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. -Eudora Welty The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. -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 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 Keivo If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment. -Linda McCartney 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 When you photograph people in colour you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in B&W, you photograph their souls! Ted Gran For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions and it leaves something to be desired. -Greg Gorman In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. -Susan Sontag I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. -John Steinbeck A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. -Diane Arbus
  2. 2. The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn’t what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organised visual lying. -Terence Donovan A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there–even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity. -Robert Doisneau Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. Ambrose Bierce When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. -Ansel Adams No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. -Robert Adams If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time. - Robert Doisneau Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. - David Alan Harvey Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Ansel Adams It’s amazing how you can create your own little world in the camera. Trevor Dayley All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it. -John Berger A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. -Ansel Adams
  3. 3. My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person. Andy Warhol It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are. -Paul Caponigro Photography is the power of observation, not the application of technology. -Ken Rockwell =Everything that is visible hides something that is invisible. -Rene Magritte In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated. August Sander My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. -Richard Avedon Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph. -Robert Heinecken 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 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 A photograph that has not been shared or at least printed is almost an unexistent photograph, is almost an untaken picture. When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things. Wynn Bullock
  4. 4. 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