When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
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.
The camera can photograph thought.
Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.
The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.
It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
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.
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.
The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
The camera adds a certain sheen to things. Something about being frozen in time really makes things sparkle.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
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.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face.
I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed.
Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.
The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.
No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
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.
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