19 Total Quotes

Edward Steichen Quotes

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer #Man

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer #Force

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer

When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer #Photography

There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is ''man'' himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
Edward Steichen
#Earth

Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer

Every ten years a man should give himself a good kick in the pants.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer #Man

When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer #Worth

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer #Plants

A good daguerreotype was as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer

The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer

There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn't had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn't be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
Edward Steichen
#American Photographer