Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
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.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words.
Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform it by photographing it.
To take photographs is putting one's head, one's eye, and one's heart on the same axis
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
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.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
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.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
My pictures are my eyes. I photograph what I see - and what I want to see.
There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.
Beauty can be seen in all things.
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.
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