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American Photographer Quotes


445 American Photographer quotes:



"Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand."
"The beauty of the past belongs to the past."
"Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is... the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own."
"I don't need a lot of money. Simplicity is the answer for me."
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man."
"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."
"Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things."
"The fact that the movement was carried on by women who, for the most part, had no money of their own and were totally inexperienced in organization, and that they won their fight in about two generations, makes a story often dramatic and always worth preserving."
"We think we want to do something and when it comes to it, we don't. We don't like to commit."
"A good daguerreotype was as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made."
"The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding."
"As I hold the future well-being of photography very dear I must see to it that these forces which militate against it be opposed and destroyed."
"The goal of art was the vital expression of self."
"I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing."
"Photography helps people to see."
"I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'. My first thought is always of light."
"I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them."
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"Nothing is ever the same as they said it was."
"Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats."


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