Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
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 art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.
There is a camera is between a man and a woman.
Now very often events are set up for photographers... The weddings are orchestrated about the photographers taking the picture, because if it hasn't been photographed it doesn't really exist.
Only powerfully conceived images have the ability to penetrate the memory, to stay there, in short to become unforgettable.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
My photos are my diary. Every photo is no more than the representation of a single day. And each day contains the past and the projection into the future. That's why I feel compelled to indicate the date on every picture I take.
A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
Photography, when used as a representational art, is not a mere copy of nature. This is proved by the rarity of the 'good' photograph.
Any time you talk about the look of the film, it's not just the director and the director of photography. You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
Photography today is so accurate and so good that it's really so much easier just to take photographs and work from them.
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