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LISETTE MODEL
[1901 – 1983] (Elise Felic Amelie Stern) Austrian-born American photographer
The camera is an instrument of detection. We photograph not only what we know, but also what we don't know. - Lisette Model

Never take a picture of anything you are not passionately interested in. - Lisette Model

I have often been asked what I wanted to prove by my photographs. The answer is, I don’t want to prove anything. They prove to me, and I am the one who gets the lesson. - Lisette Model - about her own work she commented this.

This photographic thing has changed the entire vision of the world. It will go through every activity of humanity - science, medicine, space, ESP, for peace, against peace, entertainment, television, movies, all of them - you will not find one without photography. - Lisette Model

... photography is an art form which means: human beings expressing their understanding of and connection with life, themselves, and other human beings. - Lisette Model

I am a pationate lover of the snapshot, because of all photographic images, it comes closest to the truth ... the snapshooter['s] pictures have an apparent disorder and imperfection which is exactly their appeal and their style. - Lisette Model - from an interview with Philip Lopate.

New images surround us everywhere. They are invisible only because of sterile routine convention and fear. - Lisette Model

Speed, the fundamental condition of the activities of our day is the powere of photography, indeed the modern art of today, the art of split second. - Lisette Model

Don't shoot until you feel it in your gut. - Lisette Model

Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest. - Lisette Model

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