The Top 48 Quotes About Photography

Quotes About Photography


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. | Edward Weston

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment – this very moment – to stay. | Sam Abell

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone it has to be itself. | Berenice Abbott

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. | Sydney Pollack

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural. Most of my photography is of architecture. | Parker Stevenson

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. | Dorothea Lange

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event. | Henri Cartier-Bresson

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. | John Berger

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. | Edward Steichen

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. | Ansel Adams

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. | Elliott Erwitt

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. | Drew Barrymore

People criticized me for my photography. They said it’s not art. | David Hockney

For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn’t the art of photography but I don’t agree. | Annie Lennox

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. | Edward Steichen

I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, ‘the ability to conceive failure as progress.’ | Jerry Saltz

The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography. | Alberto Korda

I love photography. My boyfriend’s got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday. | Sarah Sutton

I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in. | George Lucas

Nowadays shots are created in post-production, on computers. It’s not really photography. | Mary Ellen Mark

I am interested in computers and technology, and art, photography, and design. | William Landay

Growing up, I didn’t give my grandfather’s photography a second thought. I wasn’t involved in his work, except that I helped my dad print his negatives. | Kim Weston

Does not the very word ‘creative’ mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act – rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life – not death. | Berenice Abbott

So, I’m always around video games but I’ve always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don’t know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that’s always what’s held my interest about them. | Sophia Bush

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement. | Galen Rowell

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell. | Edvard Munch

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. | Heston Blumenthal

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. | David Bailey

You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era. | David Hockney

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. | Robert Frank
Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited. | Ben Shahn

The problem for me is that I’ve never actually studied photography, so it’s quite a steep learning curve. Cameras these days do so much for you automatically but I still think there’s a point where you should actually know the technical side. | Graeme Le Saux

People don’t have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography. | Robert Mapplethorpe
Photography is more about money now but then so are most things. | David Bailey

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing. | Layne Staley

I don’t think that digital photography is romantic yet. It’s not sympathetic the way that film is. | Matthew Modine

Being a celebrity you always get really good seats to sporting events but you never get as good seats as the photographers get. And I really love sports. So one of the scams I have going now is I want to learn sports photography so I can get better seats at a sporting event. | Drew Carey

But sports photography isn’t something you just pick up overnight. You can’t do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do. | Drew Carey

As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the latest technology in photography – digital photography – to post photos on my website on a daily basis. | Tipper Gore

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own if it doesn’t, the thing collapses. | Arnold Newman

Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second. | Jean-Luc Godard

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I’ve ever done. It’s a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light. | Galen Rowell

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. | George Lucas

Lack of courage or means often deters the European woman from more independent business activity, and this in spite of increasing freedom to choose her o
ccupation, in spite of brilliant examples of successful undertakings of women, in photography, hotel or boarding-house management, dress-making, etc. | Ellen Key

My studio, nicknamed ‘Funny Farm,’ is in a hidden location. It’s very private. Not only do I create my photography there, but it is also where I write my books and create music. | Nikki Sixx

When you’re writing and you start to feel really uncomfortable, that’s when you know you’re starting to get it right. I’d imagine that applies to photography. It applies to everything. |nan

The paper is like a photography darkroom for my mind. |nan

Photography my passion, the search for truth, my obsession. | Alfred Stieglitz

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