You don't take a photograph, you make it.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
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.
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.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels...
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
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.
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.
I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
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.
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.
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.
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