My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.
You talk about what a director, he was smart. He said, Turn the camera on!
I've managed to keep a clear head and remain sane in this business because I remain a kid off-camera.
Butte was once a grand city. To me, that city is like one big stage for Edward Hopper. You could put your camera anywhere, and you felt you were looking at his paintings.
I design my shots. I walk the rehearsal as the camera and say 'this is where I want to be... I want this look.
It's kind of dangerous to cut in the camera, but that's the only way I know how to direct.
You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche.
Some people are directors and I think they should stay behind the camera.
We can't laugh quite as much on camera, but we sure do on the set.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!
It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
The camera is no more an instrument of preservation, the image is.
It was dripping and, you know, and there was a whole line of cameras and microphones. I felt like - you remember the honor guards, only it was a dishonor guard.
Have you ever heard of a good marriage growing in front of the cameras?
The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.
No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
I learned quickly at Columbia that the only eye that mattered was the one on the camera.
I'm never at my best on television. There's a row of cameras between you and the audience, and it's very weird, very confusing.
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