Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
You just have to live and life will give you pictures.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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.
Photography is a way of shouting, of freeing oneself, not of proving or asserting one's own originality. It's a way of life.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words.
I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new.
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.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.
Photography makes one conscious of beauty everywhere, even in the simplest things, even in what is often considered commonplace or ugly. Yet nothing is really 'ordinary', for every fragment of the world is crowned with wonder and mystery, and a great and surprising beauty.
Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
I have never taken a picture for any other reason than that at that moment it made me happy to do so.
Photography is a love affair with life.
The pictures are there, and you just take them.
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