Tag Archives: Quote

“…to hold one’s breath…”

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath when all our faculties converge to capture the fleeting reality; it is then that the seizure of an image is a great physical and intellectual joy.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Like a Stain

A photograph is “like a stain”. “You can turn away but when you come back they’ll still be there looking at you.” – Diane Arbus

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Leaving Home, Coming Home

“The pictures have to talk, not me.” – Robert Frank, “Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank”

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If You Don’t…

“If you don’t carry a camera you are not a photographer”   – Don McCullin

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“…the instantaneous reaction….”

“It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.” – Robert Frank 

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“One must not think…….”

“One must not think about doing things in life. One must do them” – Don McCullin

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“…life…”

“Above all, I know that a life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference.” – Robert Frank

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“…a feeling to another feeling…”

“What I see, what I hear, what I read, what I feel — that’s what really influence(s) my work. All is linked, from a reading to a feeling, from a feeling to another feeling, from a work to another….” – … Continue reading

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….mystery of the world…..

“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” -Oscar Wilde

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“Less Equipment, More Freedom” – Bill Pierce

“All the equipment in the world can’t save your butt if you can’t observe, deal and, sometimes, even understand your subject. Indeed, all of the equipment in the world, when it is hanging around your neck, can be a real … Continue reading

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