Photographs Quotes

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Ansel Adams
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
Ansel Adams

Aleksandar Hemon
“When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.”
Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

Alan Moore
“It's funny, but certain faces seem to go in and out of style. You look at old photographs and everybody has a certain look to them, almost as if they're related. Look at pictures from ten years later and you can see that there's a new kind of face starting to predominate, and that the old faces are fading away and vanishing, never to be seen again.”
Alan Moore, Watchmen

Amit Kalantri
“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Diane Arbus
“For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.”
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Diane Arbus
“What I'm trying to describe is that it's impossible to get out of your skin into somebody else's.... That somebody else's tragedy is not the same as your own.”
Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
“One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in.”
Diane Arbus

“Later, when she sees the photographs for the first time, she will be surprised at how calm her face looks - how steady her gaze, how erect her posture. In the picture her eyes will be slightly closed, and there will be a shadow on her neck. The shawl will be draped around her shoulders, and her hands will rest in her lap. In this deceptive photograph, she will look a young woman who is not at all disturbed or embarrassed, but instead appears to be rather serious. And she wonders if, in its ability to deceive, photography is not unlike the sea, which may offer a benign surface to the observe even as it conceals depths and current below.”
Anita Shreve, Fortune's Rocks

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
“Max had once read in one of his father's books that some childhood images become engraved in the mind like photographs, like scenes you can return to again and again and will always remember, no matter how much time goes by.”
Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Prince of Mist

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
Imogen Cunningham

Hark Herald Sarmiento
“I used to capture the vastness and the immensity of the world and confine it to the limited pages of the parchment.”
Hark Herald Sarmiento

W.G. Sebald
“In my photographic work I was always especially entranced, said Austerlitz, by the moment when the shadows of reality, so to speak, emerge out of nothing on the exposed paper, as memories do in the middle of the night, darkening again if you try to cling to them, just like a photographic print left in the developing bath too long.”
W.G. Sebald, Austerlitz

David Foster Wallace
“LaMont, the truth is that the world is incredibly, incredibly, unbelievably old. You suffer with the stunted desire caused by one of its oldest lies. Do not believe the photographs. Fame is not the exit from any cage.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

David J. Schow
“Suppose every photo of me ever taken was an infinitesimal piece? Every magazine ad, every negative, every frame of motion picture film - another tiny molecule of me, stolen away to feed an audience that is *never* satiated. And when someone is fully consumed - vampirized - they move on, still hungry, to pick their next victim by making him or her a star. That's why they're called consumers. ("Red Light")”
David J. Schow, Seeing Red

A.K. Nicholas
“Any files I give to the model are downsized (typically 800x1200 pixels)... By not giving out my high resolution files, they cannot be used without my knowledge.”
A.K. Nicholas, True Confessions of Nude Photography: A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruiting Beautiful Models, Lighting, Photographing Nudes, Post-Processing Images, and Maybe Even Getting Paid to Do It.

Danielle  Evans
“Besides the tablecloths, the decor is all old photographs and postcards that they scrounged up from wherever, because you know how white people love their history right up until it's true.”
Danielle Evans, The Office of Historical Corrections

R.G. Manse
“Franny?” Rosy held up the four little Franks. “Could I keep one of these?”
Franny looked at her hard for a moment then nodded. “’Course you can, hen,” she said, “But that’s not your daddy.”
Rosy gaped. “It’s not?”
“That’s my wee darling. That’s my wee Frankie before the devil twisted him into a monster.” She poked her finger into another hole where Frank’s face should have been. Her eyes glinted.”
R.G. Manse, Screw Friendship

Debasish Mridha
“Photographs are the reflection of untold stories, unseen beauties, unexpressed emotions, and the unheard songs of life.”
Debasish Mridha

“I was always the kind of person who hated to have her photograph taken, dreading that instant when the camera might catch me looking stupid or at a bad angle, reduced to one version of myself, someone thinking that's all I am. Something like death in a photo. A stranger might pick it up, and to them that's all you'll ever be, this moment you had no control over, that had no before and no afterward.”
Diane Zinna, The All-Night Sun

Mehmet Murat ildan
“When the unique beauty of nature, the photographer's amazing ability and the perfect light of the sun come together, a genius photo appears where art looks more real than the reality!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Aspen Matis
“I began a new project: a photo-essay about the Occupy Wall Street movement that was overtaking Manhattan. Inspired, I snapped hundreds of photographs, wanting to document this singular moment in New York’s pulsing body, watching people flooding the sidewalks like human rivers, converging at the green park as one ocean. I took shots of the sharpest signs and strangest masks; the angry bankers in their crisp blue button-downs; the lines of bored-faced cops, slouching with thick arms crossed. And peering through my viewfinder, I learned the skill of noticing more deeply; I felt a thrill—a new civil affinity budding in my dreams and in the brick-and-mortar city, simultaneously: that we, the people, were awakening to the truth that a bundle of twigs is inconceivably strong.”
Aspen Matis, Your Blue Is Not My Blue: A Missing Person Memoir

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Sometimes it seems that a photo is anything but still. Sometimes photos seem to have a voice; to be alive in the stillness of their own image.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough, The Eighth Page: A Christmas Journey

Deeksha Arora
“Die with memories in the form of pictures because in the end we are going to forget most of the things”
Deeksha Arora

Shon Mehta
“At some juncture in our life, we become an entirely different person than what we started as. Different dreams, different thoughts, different style, different life. When we look at our old photographs, it feels like we are looking at a stranger. Then, it makes us wonder when we stopped being that person in the photograph.”
Shon Mehta

Darnell Lamont Walker
“I'll show up to the end with so little: a body slackened by feats; a mind dwindled by pace. Let my photos be proof of life.”
Darnell Lamont Walker

Doug Rice
“Every photograph posed itself this one question: Are we allowed to view what is being exposed?”
Doug Rice, Between Appear and Disappear

“Quotinism allows me to read photographs as one would read the newspaper.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Words unfold as pictures cross my mind.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Victoria Schwab
“when you take a photograph, things stay still. The way that they were, is the way that they are, is the way that they will always be.”
Victoria Schwab, City of Ghosts

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“I never felt able to describe my emotional reactions when I first came face to face with indisputable evidence of Nazi brutality and ruthless disregard of every shred of decency.

I have never at any other time experienced an equal sense of shock.

I visited every nook and cranny of the camp because I felt it my duty to be in a position from then on to testify at first hand about these things in case there ever grew up at home the belief or assumption that "the stories of Nazi brutality were just propaganda." Some members of the visiting party were unable to go through the ordeal. I not only did so but as soon as I returned to Patton's headquarters that evening I sent communications to both Washington and London, urging the two governments to send instantly to Germany a random group of newspaper editors and representative groups from the national legislatures. I felt that the evidence should be immediately placed before the American and British publics in a fashion that would leave no room for cynical doubt.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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