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There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Everyone with a cell phone thinks they're a photographer. Everyone with a laptop thinks they're a journalist. But they have no training, and they have no idea of what we keep to in terms of standards, as in what's far out and what's reality. And they have no dedication to truth.
It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
I'm not a photographer, so I didn't get into F-stops or ND filters or background, foreground, cross-light, all that stuff. But I was interested in the camera and the lenses. That's the world that I'm moving in, in terms of acting and giving a performance.
I'm a photographer, period. I love photography, the immediacy of it. I like the craft, the idea of saying 'I'm a photographer.'
A good photographer can make you look incredible, even when you're not feeling very sexy.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
I go back and forth, but I never wanted to be the photographer of the gay and lesbian community. I will wave a rainbow flag proudly, but I am not a singular identity. I think a singular identity isn't very interesting, and I'm a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.
Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
I'm not a serious photographer like many of my contemporaries. That is to say, I am serious about not being serious.
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
I never wanted to be called an artist. I wanted to be called a photographer.
It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.
A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.
Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
A journalist is supposed to present an unbiased portrait of an event, a view devoid of intimate emotions. This is impossible, of course. The framing of an image, by its very composition, represents a choice. The photographer chooses what to show and what to exclude.
I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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