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Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
After Hiroshima was bombed, I saw a photograph of the side of a house with the shadows of the people who had lived there burned into the wall from the intensity of the bomb. The people were gone, but their shadows remained.
My pictures are my eyes. I photograph what I see - and what I want to see.
I enjoy nothing more than spending time with my loved ones, young and old, and at least once a year we get together for a formal family photograph.
If anybody wanted to photograph my life, they'd get bored in a day.
The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
Photographers usually want to photograph facts and things. But I'm interested in the nature of the thing itself. A photograph of someone sleeping tells me nothing about their dream state; a photograph of a corpse tells me nothing about the nature of death. My work is about my life as an event, and I find myself to be very temporal, transient.
My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
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.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
My room is dominated by the huge painting, which is a copy of 'The Violation' by the Belgian surrealist Paul Delvaux. The original was destroyed during the Blitz in 1940, and I commissioned an artist I know, Brigid Marlin, to make a copy from a photograph. I never stop looking at this painting and its mysterious and beautiful women.
J. G. Ballard
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
A photograph doesn't gain weight or lose weight, or change from being happy to being sad. It's frozen. You can use it, then recycle it.
There are some people who become best friends with everyone they photograph. There are people that I really like and admire and respect, but in a way I think it's better to keep a distance. I think you get better pictures of people that you don't know very well.
Mary Ellen Mark
No one will understand a Japanese garden until you've walked through one, and you hear the crunch underfoot, and you smell it, and you experience it over time. Now there's no photograph or any movie that can give you that experience.
J. Carter Brown
The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion.
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
The photograph isn't good enough. It's not real enough.
Whatever precautions you take so the photograph will look like this or that, there comes a moment when the photograph surprises you. It is the other's gaze that wins out and decides.
John F. Kennedy
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