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Some quotes about photography

The Destination - photography by Michael Bryant

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes are always a source of insight, amusement and irony.

This post is definitely a work in progress… relevant quotes welcomed please!

  • I take many of my images when I am not really thinking, when I just exist in the moment much the same when I write a song. Creation takes a life of it’s own.
    I spend most of my time trying to get out of my own way.
    Graham Nash
  • “All I can do in my writing is to stimulate a certain amount of thought, clarify some technical facts and date my work. But when I preach sharpness, brilliancy, scale, etc., I am just mouthing words, because no words can really describe those terms and qualities it takes the actual print to say: Here it is.” 
    Ansell Adams
  • Everyday is a gift. I am amazed I can do this for a living. (As a photojournalist)
    Ami Vitale
  • The camera is simply a tool I use.
    Loretta Lux
  • Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
    Annie Leibovitz
  • When I take photographs I am invisible
    Graham Nash
  • A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into. 
    Ansel Adams
  • A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    Diane Arbus
  • Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
    Robert Frank
  • there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.
    Matthew Modine
  • The camera can photograph thought.
    Dirk Bogarde
  • Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.
    Ansel Adams
  •  My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
    Richard Avedon
  • I hate cameras.  They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
    John Steinbeck
  • Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer.  It makes you a Nikon owner.  Author Unknown
  • Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
    Duane Michals
  • Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography.  Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next.  Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks. 
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • Sometimes I enjoy just photographing the surface because I think it can be as revealing as going to the heart of the matter.
    Annie Leibovitz
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