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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
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.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.
Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it's good to capture people when they are themselves.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn't exist before and couldn't exist after. It's almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you're dead - not them. To me, photography's always like that.
I was born in the '60s and grew up in the '70s - not exactly the best decade for food in British history. It was horrendous. It was a time when, as a nation, we excelled in art and music and acting and photography and fashion - all creative skills... all apart from cooking.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Photography helps people to see.
Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.
Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.
I've always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.
Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema.
Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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