Only photograph what you love.
Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
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.
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
Photographs open doors into the past, but they also alloq a look into the future
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
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.
I don't trust words. I trust pictures.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
I love the people I photograph. I mean, they're my friends. I've never met most of them or I don't know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.
The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
When I photograph, what I'm really doing is seeking answers to things.
One doesn't stop seeing. One doesn't stop framing. It doesn't turn off and turn on. It's on all the time.
In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!
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.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face.
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