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Photography Quotes

Lewis Carroll
Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well.
Lewis Carroll
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George Bernard Shaw
The camera can represent flesh so superbly that, if I dared, I would never photograph a figure without asking that figure to take its clothes off.
George Bernard Shaw
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[The single-use camera doesn't threaten digital photography because it's] really just an on ramp to a digital image, ... Scan it in and you have a digital image. After that, you are more likely to move into the digital camera market.
Bruce Chizen
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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.
Dorothea Lange
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You're most likely spending more on catering and photography than the dress, but it's a very emotional purchase.
Alan Fields
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
It is not merely the likeness which is precious... but the association and the sense of nearness involved in the thing... the fact of the very shadow of the person lying there fixed forever! It is the very sanctification of portraits I think -- and it is not at all monstrous in me to say that I would rather have such a memorial of one I dearly loved, than the noblest Artist's work ever produced.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Ansel Adams
I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
Ansel Adams
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In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Alfred Stieglitz
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Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison d'être. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison d'être, which lives on in itself.
Andre Kertesz
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As soon as this satellite goes into orbit, it will place us in the major leagues of countries with photography satellites.
Shimon Eckhaus
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Ansel Adams
I am probably afraid that some spectator will not understand my photography - therefore I proceed to make it really less understandable by writing defensibly about it.
Ansel Adams
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Polaroid sent me to the Winona School of Photography. They wanted us to understand more about the professional process.
Villager Parent
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The most refined skills of color printing, the intricate techniques of wide-angle photography, provide us pictures of trivia bigger and more real than life. We forget that we see trivia and notice only that the reproduction is so good. Man fulfils his dream and by photographic magic produces a precise image of the Grand Canyon. The result is not that he adores nature or beauty the more. Instead he adores his camera -- and himself.
Daniel Boorstin
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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
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The camera can photograph thought
Dirk Bogarde
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Diane Arbus
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.
Diane Arbus
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The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
Dirk Bogarde
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I'm always mentally photographing everything as practice.
Minor White
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If photography is allowed to stand in for art in some of its functions it will soon supplant or corrupt it completely thanks to the natural support it will find in the stupidity of the multitude. It must return to its real task, which is to be the servant of the sciences and the arts, but the very humble servant, like printing and shorthand which have neither created nor supplanted literature.
Charles Baudelaire
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Objects in pictures should so be arranged as by their very position to tell their own story.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Wallace Stevens
Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.
Wallace Stevens
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Ludwig Wittgenstein
We regard the photograph, the picture on our wall, as the object itself (the man, landscape, and so on) depicted there. This need not have been so. We could easily imagine people who did not have this relation to such pictures. Who, for example, would be repelled by photographs, because a face without color and even perhaps a face in reduced proportions struck them as inhuman.
Ludwig Wittgenstein
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I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive.
Man Ray
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] convention, but I'm busy with my photography.
Leonard Nimoy
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Photography is truth.
Jean-Luc Godard
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Multimedia is its own entity. It takes the best out of documentary radio and the best out of documentary photography. Television doesn't have the time to tell a long narrative. Newspapers don't have space anymore to run 60-inch stories, or more than one or two photos with a story. Flash allows us to bring all that back together and tell a story with more depth than in any other medium.
Jen Friedberg
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Arthur Schopenhauer
That the outer man is a picture of the inner, and the face an expression and revelation of the whole character, is a presumption likely enough in itself, and therefore a safe one to go on; borne out as it is by the fact that people are always anxious to see anyone who has made himself famous. Photography offers the most complete satisfaction of our curiosity.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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There is a lot of back end work in photography that clients never see. There have been wonderful photographers who go out of business because they focus on the art and forget about the business.
Stephen Morris
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Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.
Helmut Newton
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