Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
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.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools.
A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
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.
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
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