Posts in Category: photoquotes

Instant Karma XIII (Smartphone photo)

„I have made a little theatre for myself.”

– Robert Doiseanu

Instant Karma XII (Smartphone photo)

Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn’t go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Broken shoe

Well, I liked it – that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn‘t think of it in terms of a career. I didn`t really know; I didn’t really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.

– Herb Ritts

The Outcasts

„A favorite shot of mine is one of a woman wearing Bulgari jewels and stuffing a chicken. Needless to say, Bulgari thought it was a terrible thing for me to do with their jewels.”

– Helmut Newton

The Blanket of Light

“What I really try to do is photograph people at rest, in a state of serenity.”

– Irving Penn

Instant Karma IX

Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture, the picture should hold up.

– Herb Ritts

Dad, daughter, coffee maker

What makes photography a strange invention – with unforeseeable consequences – is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

– John Berger (art critic)

Animus Anima

Photography is only intuition, a perpetual interrogation – everything except a stage set.

– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Paul

Portraits are the most intimate photographs. The image will survive the subject.

– Victor Skrebneski

Instant Karma VII

After 40 years of ingesting every aspect of photographic science and composition, I still find the camera to be an endlessly intriguing partner that challenges my imagination and knowledge. All that with only 3 variables of shutter speed, aperture and focal length.

– Ralph Auletta