Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
Photography is a love affair with life.
Only photograph what you love.
Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.
Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.
I was in the right place at the right time.
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.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.
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.
Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest.
For me, the strength of photography lies in its ability to evoke humanity. If war is an attempt to negate humanity, then photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.
I like form and shape and strength in pictures.
It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.
The visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable.
Photography can be perceived as the opposite of war.
Leica, schmeica. The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to see.
Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life!
I find the single most valuable tool in my darkroom is my trash can
Poetry is when you make new things familiar and familiar things new
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