The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
The eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
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.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.
I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
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.
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
If I have any 'message' worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
I love the people I photograph. I mean, they're my friends. I've never met most of them or I don't know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
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