It’s been a while since my first collection of photography quotes so here, finally, is part two:
“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Jim Richardson.
“If your photographs aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough” Robert Capa.
“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” Bruce Gilden.
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz.
“Of course it’s all luck.” Henri Cartier-Bresson
“I never have a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.” Diane Arbus.
“It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.” Timothy Allen.
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” Ansel Adams.
“To me, photography is the 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.” Elliot Erwitt.
“Even though fixed in time, a photograph evokes as much feeling as that which comes from music or dance. Whatever the mode-from the snapshot to the decisive moment to multi-media montage-the intent and purpose of photography is to render in visual terms feelings and experiences that often elude the ability of words to describe. In any case, the eyes have it, and the imagination will always soar farther than was expected.” Ralph Gibson.
“If you have nothing left to shoot, shoot your wife.” Glyn Wade (only joking of course-just seeing who’s paying attention!)