You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
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.
Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.