Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
We don’t make a photograph just with a camera; we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved.
Happy Birthday Ansel!
Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.
When I ask to photograph someone, it is because I love the way they look and I think I make that clear. I’m paying them a tremendous compliment. What I’m saying is, I want to take you home with me and look at you for the rest of my life.
I never wanted to be called an artist. I wanted to be called a photographer.
‘It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.’
'For me, photography is discovering the unregarded.'
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.