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Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema.
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school, so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class.
Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.
Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
I found that photography was a great way of relaxing on the set.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
Essentially what photography is is life lit up.
! discovered photography completely by chance. My wife is an architect; when we were young and living in Paris, she bought a camera to take pictures of buildings. For the first time, I looked through a lens - and photography immediately started to invade my life.
When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.
I was going to go to a four-year college and be an anthropologist or to an art school and be an illustrator when a friend convinced me to learn photography at the University of Southern California. Little did I know it was a school that taught you how to make movies! It had never occurred to me that I'd ever have any interest in filmmaking.
Photography suits the temper of this age - of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
I'm a photographer, period. I love photography, the immediacy of it. I like the craft, the idea of saying 'I'm a photographer.'
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.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
Photography is a very important part of my life.
Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.
The first half of the 20th century belongs to Picasso, and the second half is about photography. They said digital would kill photography because everyone can do it, but they said that about the box brownie in 1885 when it came out. It makes photography interesting because everyone thinks they can take a picture.
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
John F. Kennedy
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