The good work goes in the album; the bad work winds up on the passport. - Catherine Jo Morgan
The whole thrust in my life right now is spinning my assignments around and making them work in a more personal way (...) I wanted to go back and do the original thing: one camera, one lens, one film. You really have to put yourself in a position of danger to be creative. - David Alan Harvey
I profoundly believe that a photographer worthy of the name is first and foremost a human being, a person deeply concerned with the human predicament. Such a person will want to make his photography do a job of work for the particular cause he has espoused. To my mind it is this dedication which gives the photographer the moral right to stand in front of other humans with a camera in his hand. I consider any alternative an unwarranted imposition upon the rights and privacy of the subject. - Jozef Gross - “A point of view: fact of feeling?” [cited in: Creative Camera March 1968, p. 99]
How aware were photographers in the past of other visual arts? “No photographer of any distinction at all could approach his work without some awareness of what was going on in other visual media, and for that matter neither the painter nor the draughtsman could ignore photography. […]" - Aaron Scharf - (quoted in an interview about his book “Art and Photography”) [cited in: Creative Camera October 1968, p. 358]
Taking photographs is not something that happens only in a moment I press the button. It is a full-time occupation. For me there is difference between leisure and work. - Edouard Boubat - from Photo by Boubat, a film for Swedish television directed by Rune Hassner [cited in: Creative Camera June 1972, p. 184]
I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us. - Ansel Adams
When you start showing your work to others, the purity of the art diminishes.You do pure art for yourself... - Evan Clarke - On the art and philosophy of photography.