Inspirational photography quotes from great masters

Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Bresson or Elliott Erwitt:

Have a look at what the great masters said about photography


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Mario Giacomelli

“Photography is not difficult – as long as you have something to say.”


Bruce Gilden

“I’m known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get.”


“I’m photographing myself out there. Not myself physically, but mentally. It’s my take on the world.”


Jean-Luc Godard

“Photography is a truth, and movies are 24 truths per second.”


Emmet Gowin

“I was wandering about the world looking for an interesting place to be, when I realized that where I was, was already interesting.”


Ted Grant

“If you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. If you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul.”


David Alan Harvey

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”


“Life is all about how you look at something. It’s all attitude and philosophy more than actual reality, because everyone’s reality is kind of the same, but everybody has problems or advantages.”


Todd Hido

“I guess the night just kind of erases a lot of stuff. There is a lot of negative space at nighttime. And there is a mystery about it that’s intriguing me. The way the light changes. and streetlights cast shadows on houses, almost as if some of them were spotligt.”


Lewis Hine

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”


“Photography is an empathy towards the world.”


David Hurn

“The most important piece of equipment after the camera is a good pair of shoes.”


Josef Koudelka

“I want to see everything, to look at everything. I want to be the view itself.”


André Kertész

“I can’t talk about my style. It us kind of difficult for me. I don’t like styles. I only like taking photos and expressing myself through them.”


“I do not document anything, I give an interpretation.”


David LaChapelle

“My work is about making candy for the eyes. It’s about grabbing your attention. Even though my work is appearing in magazines I am trying to make a large picture. I want my photographs to read like a poster.”


Dorothea Lange

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without the camera.”


Saul Leiter

“Photography allows you to learn to look and see. You begin to see things you’d never paid attention to.”

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