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It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.
Photograph the world as it is. Nothing's more interesting than reality.
Mary Ellen Mark
What I really try to do is photograph people at rest, in a state of serenity.
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.
My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.
You open a section of 'The New York Times,' and there's a review or a story on a choreographer or a dancer, and there's an informative, clear image of a dancer. This is, in my view, not an interesting photograph.
A person shows himself for an instant as in a photograph but clearer and in the background something which is bigger than his shadow.
I find that my entire life has come to me, and things happened without me planning them. You know, I never asked to photograph Princess Diana, and that made me more famous than I wanted. I never asked to photograph Madonna, and that pushed me to another level. There are things that just take you into the limelight.
We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.
I've photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not celebrity, and help define the difference once again.
I would drown in objects if I didn't have the ability to photograph them.
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
'Changes in Latitudes' began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
I think the first photograph I did was a ballplayer. It was a way of showing action or something.
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.
In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
I think way back, the '20s or the '30s, when Kodak came out with the Brownie and they put a list of instructions on the box, like how to use this thing, I think someone arbitrarily said, 'Make sure the person in the photograph is smiling.' And we went from that one sort of set of industrial instructions to this whole culture of perkiness.
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.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
My wife sent her photograph to the lonely hearts club. They sent it back, said they weren't that lonely.
Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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