Magazines were once produced by people who had something to say. People who had a point of view that you shared, or didn't share. Now magazines are produced by marketing people who only want to sell advertising pages. And the editorial part? Nobody cares. - Jeanloup Sieff
When you meet the man [Brassai] you see at once that he is equipped with no ordinary eyes. And the sharpness of vision and depth of insight are revealed in Brassai’s lifelong photographic exploration of Paris – its people, places, and things. - Henry Miller - on French photographer Brassai.
Jesus would have been one of the best photographers that ever existed. He was always looking at the beauty of people souls. In fact Jesus was constantly making pictures of God in people's life by looking at their souls and exposing them to his light. - Francis Bacon
Most people go through life dreading they'll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They've already passed their test in life. They're aristocrats. - Diane Arbus
In response to the quip at a dinner party from a woman down-scaling the skill associated with making photographs: 'But Jack anyone can take a photograph'! Picone's reply, 'Yes you are correct but only some people can make a camera sing and dance'. - Jack Picone
When I use the camera, I often feel like I know part of the people or places I come in contact with. - Christophe Agou
(...) Along with people who pretty themselves for the camera, the unattractive and the disaffected have been assigned their beauty. - Susan Sontag, On Photography by Susan Sontag , ISBN: 0385267061 , Page: 103
Literally, no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them, we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say. - Richard L. Evans - From Tonic for Our Times, p. 25
For many people the scent of certain plants can revive memories with a vividness that nothing else can equal, for the sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that and left the conscious mind. - Thalassa Cruso
We try to grab pieces of our lives as they speed past us. Photographs freeze those pieces and help us remember how we were. We don't know these lost people but if you look around, you'll find someone just like them. - Gene McSweeney - Grey Water Photography, 06-04-2006
Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people - to understand human nature and record, if possible, the best in each individual. - Nickolas Muray
People must be conditioned to recognizing photography as Fine Art. That is what I am trying to establish. - S D Jouhar