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.
Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
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.
Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.
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.
Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.
No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.
The camera can photograph thought.
Light makes photography. Embrace light.
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.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
Great photography is always on the edge of failure.
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.
If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up.
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