Ansel Adams Quotes

37 Ansel Adams quotes:

"No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being"
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"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment."
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"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."
"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."
"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
"Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation."
"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
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"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!"
"When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without."
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."

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