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LORD SNOWDON
[b. 1930] Real name: Anthony Armstrong Jones - English photographer, inventor and designer
I think it is quite wrong to photograph, for example, Garbo, if she doesn't want to be photographed. Now I would have loved to photograph her, but she obviously didn't want to be photographed so I didn't follow it up. Then somebody will photograph her walking down the street because she has to walk down the street, and I mind that sort of intrusion. I think this is horrible. - Lord Snowdon

It's no good saying "hold it" to a moment in real life. - Lord Snowdon - on why you should shoot first and worry about the focusing on the second picture., Pictures on a Page : Photojournalism and Picture Editing by Harold Evans , ISBN: 0534008127 , Page: 20
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To me, The goal is to move people, to make people think, but never, never at the expense of the person you're photographing. To laugh with, yes - but never to laugh at. - Lord Snowdon, Interviews With Master Photographers : Minor White, Imogen Cunningham, Cornell Capa, Elliott Erwitt, Yousuf Karsh, Arnold Newman, Lord Snowdon, Brett Weston by James Danziger
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One can legitimately accentuate certain things, like a caricaturist. - Lord Snowdon, Pictures on a page : photo-journalism, graphics and picture editing by Harold Evans , Page: 162
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If there is a good thing about photography, it is that it can be easily enjoyed. - Lord Snowdon

Photographers should not exploit their subjects. In the old days I did appalling gimmicky pictures but I've tried to become simpler. Now I wouldn't even mind taking a boring picture if it gave truthful information about a human being. - Lord Snowdon, Pictures on a page : photo-journalism, graphics and picture editing by Harold Evans , Page: 162
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A telephoto lens is all right for animals or sport but too intrusive for people who are unaware. If you want a close-up view you should move yourself if it is possible. The trouble is that so many photographers seem afraid to move in. - Lord Snowdon, Pictures on a page : photo-journalism, graphics and picture editing by Harold Evans , Page: 37
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I'm very much against photographs being framed and treated with reverence and signed and sold as works of art. They aren't. They should be seen in a magazine or a book and then be used to wrap up the fish and chucked away. - Lord Snowdon

I believe that photographs should be simple technically, and easy to look at. They shouldn’t be directed at other photographers; their point is to make ordinary people react – to laugh, or to see something they hadn’t taken in before, or to be touched. But not to wince, I think. One of the most glib things that anybody can do with a camera is to be cutting or sardonic. - Lord Snowdon - 1958 [cited in: Creative Camera September 1968, p. 297]

I am very much against treating photographs with reverence. The should appear in a newspaper, and then be used for wrapping up the fish and chips. - Lord Snowdon

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