Posts in Category: photoquotes

Visul pescarului

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Lately I’ve been struck with how I really love what you can’t see in a photograph.

– Diane Arbus

Instant Karma VI

“The best way to go into unknown territory is to go in ignorant.”

– Dorothea Lange

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“I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.”

– Irving Penn

Entry for December 18, 2016

„A photographer must be prepared to catch and hold on to those elements which give distinction to the subject or lend it atmosphere. They are often momentary, chance-sent things: a gleam of light on water, a trail of smoke from a passing train, a cat crossing a threshold, the shadows cast by a setting sun. Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates. Leaving out of question the deliberately posed or arranged photograph, it is usually some incidental detail that heightens the effect of a picture – stressing a pattern, deepening the sense of atmosphere. But the photographer must be able to recognize instantly such effects.”

– Bill Brandt

Profesorul de filosofie | The Philosophy teacher

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„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.”

– Eliott Erwitt

Nașul | The Godfather

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„Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”
– Diane Arbus

Victor

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“If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers.”
– Robert Mapplethorpe

Băiat cu ventilator | Boy with cooling fan

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“I am interested in what motivates individuals, what they do with their lives, their personalities, and how I perceive and interpret them. But of equal importance, or of perhaps even greater importance is that, even if the person is not known or already forgotten, the photograph itself should still be of interest or even excite the viewer. That is what my life and work is all about.”

  • Arnold Newman

The Doll

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  • – Annie Leibovitz

The World Waits for the Sun

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“I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn’t just looking back at you.”

  • Annie Leibovitz