You don‘t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
– Ansel Adams
The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
– Robert Mapplethorpe
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ,how‘, while others of a more curious nature will ask ,why“. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
– Man Ray
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
For me, the subjet of the picture is always more important than the picture.
– Diane Arbus
The camera makes you forget you‘re there. It‘s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.
– Annie Leibovitz
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that‘s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
– Karl Lagerfeld
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.
– Peter Gasser
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
– Robert Frank
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
– W. Eugene Smith
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
– Helmut Newton
It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.
– Timothy Allen
What is your favorite quote about photography?