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ANDRE KERTESZ
The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting. - Andre Kertesz
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Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison d'être. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison d'être, which lives on in itself. - Andre Kertesz

Mr. Kertesz was known for his drive and enthusiasm. At 90, he produced a portfolio of new pictures and showed it to the photographer Susan May Tell. When she asked him what it was that kept him working, he replied, "I am still hungry." - Andre Kertesz - This was included in the obituary of Kertesz written by John Durniak, NY Times, 30, September 85.

The most valuable things in a life are a man's memories. And they are priceless. - Andre Kertesz - in the TV show American Masters in 1985.

Technique isn't important. Technique is in the blood. Events and mood are more important than good light and the happening is what is important. - Andre Kertesz - in the TV show American Masters in 1985.

I do what I feel, that's all, I am an ordinary photographer working for his own pleasure. That's all I've ever done. - Andre Kertesz - in the TV show American Masters in 1985.

A photograph draws its beauty from the truth with which it is marked. For this very reason I refuse all the tricks of the trade and professional virtuosity which could make me betray my canon. As soon as I find a subject which interests me, I leave it to the lens to record truthfully. - Andre Kertesz

The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me, Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting. - Andre Kertesz, Dialogue With Photography by Paul Hill , ISBN: 0948797665 , Page: 46
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My talent lies in the fact that I cannot touch a camera without expressing myself. - Andre Kertesz, Master Photographers – The World’s Great Photographers on their Art and Technique , Page: 135

If you want to write you should learn the alphabet. You write and write and in the end you hava a beautiful, perfect alphabet. But it isn’t the alphabed that is important. The important thing is what you are writing, what you are expressing. The same thing goes for photography. Photographs can be technically perfect and even beautiful, but they have no expression. - Andre Kertesz, Visions and Images : American Photographers on Photography by Barbaralee Diamonstein , Page: 191
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Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph. - Andre Kertesz

I just walk around, observing the subject from various angles until the picture elements arrange themselves into a composition that pleases my eye. - Andre Kertesz - Margaret R. Weiss, Saturday Review – World, January 1974 [cited in: "Creative Camera" May 1974, p. 148]

Born with photographic feeling. - Andre Kertesz - (describing himself and other artists of his age, like White, Stieglitz, Käsebier, Alvarez-Bravo) , 1000 Photo Icons by Anthony Bannon (Foreword), George Eastman House , ISBN: 3822820970 , Page: 539
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I am an amateur and intend to remain one my whole life long. I attribute to photography the task of recording the real nature of things, their interior, their life. The photographer’s art is a continuous discovery which requires patience and time. A photograph draws its beauty from the truth with which it’s marked. For this very reason I refuse all the tricks of the trade and professional virtuosity which could make me betray my career. As soon as I find a subject which interests me, I leave it to the lens to record it truthfully. Look at the reporters and at the amateur photographer ! They both have only one goal; to record a memory or a document. And that is pure photography. - Andre Kertesz - ["Views on Nudes" by Bill Jay, Focal Press Ltd, London and New York 1971 p. 123]

I do not document anything, I give an interpretation. - Andre Kertesz

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. - Andre Kertesz

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