A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera
When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!
Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
Now, to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravity before going for a walk.
Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.
A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.
If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
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