The eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new.
Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.
The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind. To live a visual life is an enormous undertaking, practically unattainable. I have only touched it, just touched it.
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
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.
I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera
The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
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