Imogen Cunningham Quotes


29 Imogen Cunningham quotes:



"I never stopped photographing. There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom, but that didn't stop me from photographing."
"My mind is vacant on names, but I know him as well as anything. When I need names they drop out of my head; when I don't need them they drop back."
"I was brought up on art. My father thought I had a great hand at art and sent me to art school. But he did not want me to become a photographer."
"I was invited to photograph Hollywood. They asked me what I would like to photograph. I said, Ugly men."
"There are certain things you don't discuss with Ansel, especially if you don't agree."
"I don't talk about success. I don't know what it is. Wait until I'm dead."
"I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph."
"I hate big models."
"Anybody is influenced by where and how he lives."
"I don't resent anything."
"I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent."
"I was poor. When you're poor you work, and when you're rich you expect somebody to hand it to you. So I think being reasonably poor is very good for people."
"I turn people into human beings by not making them into gods."
"It's silly to keep people alive who have a terrible disease."
"When People magazine called me, I did the job on Ansel. I'm older than Ansel and he has to mind me."
"When you do portraits professionally it's not a desire, it's for money."
"You see, I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America."
"Get it out of your historic head."
"I don't know what love means."
"I think San Francisco is the best place in the whole world for an easy life."



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