Photograph Related Quotes



The spiritual aspect of my work has more to do with the sense that things in the world can be perceived and accepted as being in some respect alive. I try to approach everything that I photograph with this sense of wide-eyed awe.

Abelardo Morell


I will just say, appropriation is an intellectual idea until it happens to you. It's a philosophy, and it's got its own intellectual framework. Then there's what happens when it's your photograph. Then it's personal, and that's all I'll say.

Sam Abell


I always give a print to everybody I photograph, and some of my subjects have told me they have a hard time hanging them up at home.

Catherine Opie


Perhaps most intriguing of all is that it is possible to photograph what is impossible for the human eye to see - cumulative time.

Michael Kenna


There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer

Ansel Adams


When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not (i)emerge(i), do not (i)leave(i): they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.

Roland Barthes


The people that I photographed allowed me to photograph them because they didn't want to be alone, and the truth is I didn't want to be alone making the pictures.

Alec Soth


The photograph is a coarse fraud, and seems to delight only in taking the whole beauty out of the picture.

Henry Adams


Men die, heroically or fruitlessly, but man carries on. In Israel it is the same: the farmer must till the fields, the young must make love, and the photographer must, I suppose, be ready to photograph it all.

Leonard Freed


I don't think that there's that much difference between a photograph of a fist up someone's ass and a photograph of carnations in a bowl.

Robert Mapplethorpe