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You don't take a photograph, you make it.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
A woman can be very beautiful and an ideal model and she will photograph incredibly well, but she'll appear in film and it won't work. What works is some fusion of physical beauty with some mental field or whatever you call it. I don't know.
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
I made a photograph of a garden in Kyoto, the Zen garden, which is a rectangle. But a photograph taken from any one point will not show, well it shows a rectangle, but not with ninety degree angles.
The photograph isn't good enough. It's not real enough.
There are cultures that believe having your photograph taken steals your soul. I don't think there is a stolen soul in a picture, but still - why is it so hard to throw them away?
I don't even know what an 'It' girl is. As far as I'm concerned, an 'It' girl is somebody who doesn't do anything except go to parties and get her photograph taken.
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