Camera Quotes

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Henri Cartier-Bresson
“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson
“To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers

Erica O'Rourke
“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they're doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
Erica O'Rourke, Torn

Alice Sebold
“I had rescued the moment by using my camera and in that way had found how to stop time and hold it. No one could take that image away from me because I owned it.”
Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

Sarah Dessen
“[Adam picks up the camera] "I have to get a shot of this."
The reaction in the room was swift, and unanimous: every single person except me raised their hands at once to cover their faces. The accompanying utterances, though, were varied. I heard everything from "Please no" (Maggie), to "Jesus Christ" (Wallace), to "Stop it or die" (I'm assuming it's obvious).”
Sarah Dessen, Along for the Ride

John Dunning
“The camera would miss it all. A magnificent picture is never worth a thousand perfect words. Ansel Adams can be a great artist, but he can never be Shakespeare. His tools are too literal.”
John Dunning, The Bookman's Wake

Rebecca McNutt
“Nobody has ever taken a photograph of something they want to forget. We can build a wall of happy Kodak moments around ourselves, a wall of our Christmases, birthdays, baby showers and weddings, but we can never forget that celluloid film is see-through, that behind it, all the misery of real life waits for our wall to collapse someday.”
Rebecca McNutt

Italo Calvino
“You only have to start saying of something : 'Ah, how beautiful ! We must photograph it !' and you are already close to the view of the person who thinks that everything that is not photographed is lost, as if it never existed, and therefore in order to really live you must photograph as much as you can, and to photograph as much as you can you must either live in the most photographable way possible, or else consider photographable every moment of your life.”
Italo Calvino, Difficult Loves

Himanshu Chhabra
“My lips are like camera for her, whenever I click her with my lips, she smiles.”
Himanshu Chhabra

Craig Ferguson
“Sometimes my pathology just spills out into the camera doesn't it?”
Craig Ferguson

Béla Tarr
“Most of the movies are working like, 'Information, cut, information, cut, information, cut' and for them the information is just the story. For me, a lot of things [are] information - I try to involve, to the movie, the time, the space, and a lot of other things - which is a part of our life but not connecting directly to the story-telling. And I'm working on the same way - 'information, cut, information, cut,' but for me the information is not only the story.”
Béla Tarr

Neeraj Agnihotri
“A camera is just a medium to capture what you have in your vision, and vision is something that cannot be bought.”
Neeraj Agnihotri, Procrasdemon - The Artist's Guide to Liberation From Procrastination

Doug Peacock
“I have spent too much time with my eye glued to the viewfinder and ended up missing both the image of the mind and that on film.”
Doug Peacock, Grizzly Years: In Search of the American Wilderness

Sukant Ratnakar
“For a Photographer - Having an OBSERVANT MIND is more important than having an expensive camera.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Open The Windows: To the World around You

“It's easier to face the camera than life. As in the former the script is known.”
Haresh Sippy

Waswo X. Waswo
“I have learned that the camera is, as is often said, a powerful weapon. And the wielder of that weapon can be perceived as dominating and threatening, even if that is not his or her intent.”
Waswo X. Waswo, India Poems: The Photographs

Katherine Howe
“When I looked at life through the camera, I felt like I could finally see it.”
Katherine Howe, The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen

Chris Geiger
“A picture is a picture, it doesn't matter what camera you use!”
Chris Geiger

Chris Campanioni
“You can always feel the cool whisper of surveillance when the film hits your flesh, the eye of the camera or simply the camera eye . . . faces of passersby, clientele, unpaid extras change completely as soon as they’re no longer observed.”
Chris Campanioni, Drift

Tapan Ghosh
“Is a camera as precise as the human eye? No way, it is not empowered by the brain.”
Tapan Ghosh

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is nothing like capturing the moment.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Generally, a film reflects life but it looks unreal when the actors do not look at the camera while speaking, thinking or doing anything. In real life, we see in every direction but the performers do not do so in the movies. Indeed, the actors should not look at the camera repeatedly but they can do so in a natural way. So, though there are certain exceptions where the actors talk or think by facing the camera directly, the films cannot be called a perfect reflection of life.”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Eraldo Banovac
“An image captured on camera represents an individual record seen by the photographer's eye.”
Eraldo Banovac

“সাধারণত চলচ্চিত্র জীবনকে প্রতিফলিত করে কিন্তু এটিকে অবাস্তব দেখায় যখন অভিনেতারা কথা বলা, চিন্তা করা বা কিছু করার সময় ক্যামেরার দিকে না তাকান। বাস্তব জীবনে আমরা সবদিকেই দৃষ্টিপাত করি কিন্তু সিনেমায় অভিনেতারা এটা করেন না। বস্তুত, অভিনেতাগণদের উচিত নয় ক্যামেরার দিকে বারবার তাকানো তবে তারা এটা স্বাভাবিক ভঙ্গিতে করতে পারেন। সুতরাং, সিনেমাকে জীবনের নিখুঁত প্রতিফলন বলা যায় না, যদিও নির্দিষ্ট কিছু ব্যতিক্রম আছে যেখানে অভিনেতারা সরাসরি ক্যামেরায় তাকিয়ে কথা বলেন বা চিন্তা করেন!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Dinah Jefferies
“My husband bought me my first camera when we were on our honeymoon. I found I could see things differently through my lens. I learnt to focus on the unexpected. It was like seeing the world anew. For me photography is not just about what I see, it's about what I feel.”
Dinah Jefferies, Before the Rains

Steven Magee
“We would see the effects of cosmic rays in images from the telescope electronic camera’s.”
Steven Magee

“Keep pushing that button on your screen; cellphone cameramen.
Coz photography just ain’t the thing for you.”
Adrian Leslie Lobo

“When I am doing photography that I feel free. I just like tell you a story every took to you.”
Denny Wiranda

“Photography has saved me from going down, a completely different road. I can imagine if I wasn't photography, that I don't know where I would be today”
Denny Wiranda

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