Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
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 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.
Great photography is always on the edge of failure.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
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.
Color is seductive. It changes as it interacts with other colors, it changes because of the light falling upon it, and it changes as it becomes larger in size.
Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.
I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
A photo is like a map, a way of giving me a foot into a kind of reality I want... I'm not trying to make paintings look like photos. I want to make paintings using photos as a reference, the way painters did when photography was first invented.
A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?
Photography has every right and every merit to claim our attention as the art of our age.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
The urge to create, the urge to photograph, comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity, to live more in peace with the world, and possibly to help others to do the same.
Of course it's all luck.
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