There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!
The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head.
The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
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.
If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it's already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera
Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.
Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
The camera has always been a guide, and it's allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn't even notice.
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