Quotes

A collection of my favorite quotes about photography:

The moment of expression is the culmination of the rejection of all other possibilities.” – Ruth Bernhard

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

“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.” – Elliott Erwitt (1928-)

“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph.”  – Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)

There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment!  Once you miss it, it is gone forever.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)

My work is inspired by my life. I express myself through my photographs. Everything that surrounds me provokes my feelings.” – Andre Kertesz (1894-1985)

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.  What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything” – Aaron Siskind (1903-1991)

“We see in color all the time.  Everything around us in in color.  Black and white is therefore immediately an interpretation of the world, rather than a copy” – Michael Kenna (1953- )

“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” – Edward Weston (1886-1956)

“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” – August Sander (1876 – 1964)

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

And a few quotes about creativity:

“To make continuous discoveries in the visual world one need only look with eyes whose retinas, with each blink, become virgin again.”  – Paul Dermee, 1927

“Artistic people create because they have to whether there are takers or not.”