“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
“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera” - Yousuf Karsh
To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
— Elliott Erwitt
“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
– Don McCullin
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
– Andy Warhol
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
– Peter Adams
“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.” — Paul Strand
"It's very difficult to judge your own art. But that's okay - it's not your job to have an opinion about everything - including your own art. Just create your brains out and let humanity (and history) judge the value of your efforts - it's actually none of your business."
Paraphrased from meditations by Marcus Aurelius
George Eastman said...
"Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography." An interesting quote given the state of photography today, and the over-the-top pursuit of cameras with good low-light capability.