For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera
When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
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.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
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.
If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it.
Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.
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