Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
Kodak sells film, but they don't advertise film; they advertise memories.
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.
No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
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.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
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.
Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times...I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
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