Top 410 Photography Quotes

In this post, you will find great Photography Quotes from famous people, such as Giles Duley, Brooklyn Beckham, David Furnish, Annie Leibovitz, William Albert Allard. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I was obsessed from the moment I took my first photogra

I was obsessed from the moment I took my first photograph. I wanted to make photography my career.
Giles Duley
I studied photography in high school, and straight away, I knew it was something I was interested in.
I gravitate toward contemporary art. I love great paintings, sculpture, photography, some video art.
I love photography. And I just eat it up. I feel like I’m an encyclopedia, you know, inside.
In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color.
William Albert Allard
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
A number of years ago, I found a book of photography by Weegee; he was a crime photographer in the 1930s in New York. He was the first person to put a police scanner in a car and drive around.
What it all boils down to for me is having the enthusiasm to do something for enjoyment and being stimulated by what’s around you. That’s what photography does for me.
Graeme Le Saux
So when I became interested in photography and further being inspired by the work that I saw of Ansel and others, it was a natural extension to go back to these places that I knew as a kid and explore them with my camera.
I really enjoy the iPad because you can multi-task: I can watch a movie, read, look at pictures that I shot – because I’m into photography. It serves a lot of purposes for me.
Tyson Chandler
Having worked with so many of the geniuses, I’d learned so much. It’s the best sort of photography school, to work with people like Penn or Avedon or Meisel.
People don’t have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.
In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him. I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
I was not getting work, even after auditioning for films. So I started working in a studio as a photographer; I assisted a cinematographer for two ads. I was thinking that I will get into photography or cinematography or assist someone. But then the ‘Dangal’ offer came, and I was busy with the auditions.
Fatima Sana Shaikh
Photography must be integrated with the story.
James Wong Howe
A film carries six fine arts – it consists of architecture, painting, music, writing or literature, photography and performance. It’s a conjecture of all these things and yet based on literature.
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
Garry Winogrand
I just wanted to be creative, so I did photography, and that led me ultimately to music.
I began to see cinema as the perfect combination of so many wonderful art forms – painting, photography, music, dance, theater.
I’ve always considered myself a poet in everything that I do, whether it’s photography or movie-making.
Gerard Malanga
Photography used to be not for the faint of heart. Its rigors would weed out the not-so-committed pretty quickly. You had to crank the f-stop ring yourself!
Joe McNally
For me, Picasso was the ultimate man. He taught me that photography is all about how you approach an image: what you do and what you don’t do. He inspired me to go beyond what you think is in front of you.
Rene Burri
I became enamored with photography when I was about 13 or 14 years old. I’ve been at it ever since. I studied seriously in the ’70s.
And friends of mine that had photography class in high school would develop the film and make prints and I’d take them back to the track and give ’em away or try and sell them. Much to my parentsdismay, I majored in photography in college.
Photography brought a lot to painting because it forced artists to think about what painting could do that photography couldn’t.
I like to think of Photography 1.0 as the invention of photography. Photography 2.0 is digital technology and the move from film and paper to everything on a chip. Photography 3.0 is the use of the camera, space, and color and to capture an object in the third dimension.
Photography does deal with ‘truth‘ or a kind of superficial reality better than any of the other arts, but it never questions the nature of reality – it simply reproduces reality. And what good is that when the things of real value in life are invisible?
For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn’t the art of photography but I don’t agree.
Everybody’s got to do something… I’d been on my own since an early age and I thought I better find something to do to buy biscuits and stuff. From high school onwards I was earning my way with photography, one way or another, working in darkrooms and taking pictures of weddings, neighborschildren and so on.
I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
Aaron Siskind
For me the printing process is part of the magic of pho

For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It’s that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.
My use of the medium – photography – is in some ways traditional.
Andres Serrano
I have a master‘s degree in photography as a fine art, and I would call my work primarily conceptual. I don’t carry cameras with me wherever I go. I get an idea of a subject matter I want to deal with and I pull out my cameras.
Why do we use flash at all? Because photography is not the same as eyesight. We can see in low-light situations where cameras, dependent upon a physical process to record visual information, are half blind.
I use zero photography. I have a photographic memory and a complete knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and an interest in grasping the moment of what is happening, not just the outside, but the inside out.
Photography is a demanding action sport. The light can change so quickly. I often find myself sprinting so that I can catch the perfect light falling on a photogenic subject.
In terms of digital photography, I continue to print and use film for the most part. I still shoot with film, 21/4 film specifically, and I love it. I love it because I know what it does, how it really responds to light.
Carrie Mae Weems
Photography has always been a major part of my vision: my excuse for meddling with what the world looks like.
I came to photography by accident.
I was always painting when I was a kid. But then when I handled a camera when I was 17, that was it for me. I loved photography. I would work 4 or 5 hours a day. It was like a calling.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today‘s existence.
My photography is the result of being there at the right moment.
Rene Burri
I came from a background of photography so I look at details and visuals, and I see things in pictures or signs.
I had done a lot of rock ‘n’ roll photography when I was in college. I was one of many photographers who worked for The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and all of these rock ‘n’ roll bands.
John Dykstra
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
I never went to school for photography and started when I was pretty young. I was somewhere around 12 or 13. I started photographing as a hobby and carried that hobby through high school and university.
Photography acts as a teaser, suggesting we can know something that we can never know. And the more we can’t obtain it, the more we want it.
I was really nervous working with actors, since I come from a photography background.
Since high school, I’ve always been super into photography. I event went to Valley College for photography.
With the work that I do as a director, I’ve got dialogue, camera movement, and character blocking to help create a tone to the piece. In photography, those elements are somewhat void so that tone becomes a bit more subtle but still equally important.
Aaron Ruell
Photography is not a fine art at all.
Antony Armstrong-Jones
In the modern road-running era, digital photography has intersected with weekend-warrior culture, creating a golden age of social-media humblebragging. For some, the marathon course is sacred ground. For others, it’s a personal movie set.
There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement.
When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons when you can see the weather coming and going, which lends itself to photography.
Graeme Le Saux
Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
It’s actually one of the only things that I do that I don’t get frustrated over. Everything else I do – racing, golf, video games – those things I want to win at. With photography, I think the camera wins every time.
I went to university in Colorado and studied art history. I did some photography classes there, although it felt really pretentious.
Pamela Hanson
I draw cinematic and photography and art references from everywhere. That’s part of my job. So yes, you watch films, you see artists for palettes, photographers for mood.
I can’t watch a movie where the actors are great and the photography sucks.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
My mom was a medical photographer, but on the side, she did a before-and-after glam photography business in the house. She would do makeup and hair – and I was her assistant.
I became obsessed with the storytelling of photography

I became obsessed with the storytelling of photography and going on little adventures.
I was really grateful for the photography classes, the art classes, and the video classes. They would let me skip all my other classes and stay and work on my projects.
I enjoy fashion photography and textiles, that whole aspect of it. As more of an art form, I like Proenza Schouler. Those guys are really cool because they seem to have an interesting approach to it all.
I really loved taking photos when I was younger. I think my love for photography sparked my love for creating the visuals to support my music.
He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated to the medium of photography.
My father thought photography was done by lowlifes.
Saul Leiter
I have a dark room, and I still process film, but digital photography can be a totally lying kind of experience; you can move anything you want… the whole thing can’t be trusted, really.
I was born in Hoboken. I am an American. Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.
Alfred Stieglitz
I love creating. I had been really into photography when I was in college.
Essentially what photography is is life lit up.
When ‘Humsafar’ did well, every single person associated with it shined. Its DoP [Director of Photography], Shehzad Kashmiri, went on to become a huge director. So, a good and successful project just blesses everybody.
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
I don’t think there’s any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent.
Imogen Cunningham
Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.
I may be wrong, but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography, and the worship of the object per se, in our best nature photography, is not enough to satisfy the man of today, compounded as he is of Christ, Freud, and Marx.
Aaron Siskind
I’ve grown up around people who love photography, and I think from being photographed for so long, I always wanted to understand how it worked, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be photographed by some really wonderful photographers, and so I learnt a lot from them, and I always ask them questions.
Painting, drawing – I’m really into photography, I’ve done it since high school.
I began after college, about 1972. I began to teach myself photography. I went to work for a local newspaper for four years as a kind of basic training.
James Nachtwey
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
Edward Steichen
The boy I was crazy about was super into photography, so I weaseled my way into AP Photo to impress him and spend more time with him. He never liked me back, but I ended up spending most my senior year in the darkroom – it became a sort of safe haven for me.
Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects.
Nigel Dennis
We’ve got pictures from the Space Station going back 20 years. We can see the glaciers receding in the photography that we do. We can see the effects of lakes drying up and other things that are happening around the planet.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
I love this life. I feel like I am always catching my breath and saying, ‘Oh! Will you look at that?’ Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary life. You don’t look for pictures. Your pictures are looking for you.
Harold Feinstein
The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.
Alberto Korda
The first half of the 20th century belongs to Picasso, and the second half is about photography. They said digital would kill photography because everyone can do it, but they said that about the box brownie in 1885 when it came out. It makes photography interesting because everyone thinks they can take a picture.
When I was young, for some reason, I thought a postman‘s job was quite cool, and once, I even contemplated becoming a lawyer. Finally, I decided to dabble in something creative like fashion designing or photography. Till I joined college, I had no clue that one day, I will face the camera.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
Ernst Haas
Photography, painting or poetry – those are just extensions of me, how I perceive things; they are my way of communicating.
I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
Photography seduces us into thinking we can believe photographs, whereas we can’t really believe that a picture can tell us any kind of truth at all.
French photography was basically poetic, and mine was v

French photography was basically poetic, and mine was vulgar and brash and violent, except that there’s never any violence in the photographs: it’s only in the photographic style.
When you think about it, media’s the intersection of content and technology – it’s all about storytelling, like photography and the camera.
Biking and photography are a perfect combination for me.
I always saw photography as a way to get to film.
Francesco Carrozzini
While I was there I became deeply interested in photography, and indeed the most noteworthy event in my early life was winning first, third, fourth and seventh prizes in an international competition for college and high school students.
Douglass North
For a period of time, I carried cameras with me wherever I went, and then I realized that my interest in photography was turning toward the conceptual. So I wasn’t carrying around cameras shooting stuff, I was developing concepts about what I wanted to shoot. And then I’d get the camera angle and do the job.
When I was a kid, I loved photography, and I loved makeup.
Photography can be a deceitful, superficial medium that leads us into believing something even though we know it’s not necessarily true. It lulls us into a false sense of complacency.
When I was in the 12th standard itself, I decided to join the Adyar Film Institute and study photography. I specifically chose photography because I see photography as an applied science. There is an artistic element also in it. If you perfect your scientific element, you can attain certain quality.
Right before ‘American Dreams,’ I started to pursue these avenues, like short films and getting into a couple night courses to really study photography and cinematography, and the language of visual storytelling.
Tom Verica
Photography is a very important part of my life.
Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
I draw badly. Photography’s much easier than drawing.
Antony Armstrong-Jones
Any time you talk about the look of the film, it’s not just the director and the director of photography. You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
I’ve spent most of my life embracing violence in wars and revolutions. Even a famine is a form of violence. Because I photograph people in peril, people in pain, people being executed in front of me, I find it very difficult to get my head around the art narrative of photography.
I don’t story board. I do something else, which is, I block it. We then train to the blocking. In other words, when everybody’s training, they’re actually training a lot of the moves that we are definitely going to use, and then, I do a lot of photography of that, and that becomes where the cameras go.
I was always interested in photography and other forms of art.
I got Elliott Smith‘s photography book as a gift before. The publisher of that book’s logo were glasses, and those glasses came to my mind when I was thinking of having a tattoo.
Go Ah-sung
I give my grandfather, Dr Harold Young, a forestry Professor at the University of Maine, full credit for my career path. He pioneered the use of aerial photography in forestry in the 1950s, and we think he worked as a spy for the CIA during the Cold War, mapping Russian installations.
I try to consider each body of work on its own terms, discretely, so terms like ‘sculpture’ or ‘photography’, in their broad sense, don’t really enter into my thinking.
Walead Beshty
I don’t think I ever really felt comfortable with photography as my sole medium. But it wasn’t really until I became a mother – I really credit that to opening me up artistically, I think because it was such an empowering birth for me – it gave me the confidence to explore different modes of expression.
Because it’s free, easy to use, and high-quality, photography is now a fixture in our daily lives – something we take for granted.
I’m studying art and photography, like film and digital – a mix of both.
Photography has always been a passion of mine, but I began to study light field photography when I was in the Ph.D. program at Stanford University.
I was writing when I was very young, and then I became interested in everything – I wanted to do photography. I wanted to act. I wanted to write plays, and then I wanted to film and to paint, but I felt that film had a condition that reunites everything.
People think because it’s photography it’s not worth as much, and because it’s a woman artist, you’re still not getting as much – there’s still definitely that happening. I’m still really competitive when it comes to, I guess, the male painters and male artists. I still think that’s really unfair.
I’m just a regular guy. I have two kids, I do photography, I pay my mortgage – I just happened to be on a TV show.
Aron Eisenberg
Digital photography and Photoshop have made it very easy for people to take pictures. It’s a medium that allows a lot of mediocre stuff to get through.
I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.
Bill Wyman
See, a painting is much cheaper than making a film. And photography is, you know, way cheap. So if I get an idea for a film, there are many ways to get it together and go realise that film. There’s really nothing to be afraid of.
Most fashion photography is done by gay people finding women sexy – which is sort of not sexy at all, at least to a heterosexual man.
Of course I realize that photography is not the technic

Of course I realize that photography is not the technical facility as much as it is the eye, and this decision that one makes for the moment at which you are going to snap, you know.
Photography helps people to see.
Berenice Abbott
My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or even have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine.
Lois Greenfield
I consider myself very lucky. I’m known for photographing celebrities, but, in a nutshell, my first love is photography.
Douglas Kirkland
Fashion photography should say something about the stability of a certain time you live in or what kind of women you like. The most interesting thing is not what they’re wearing but who they are.
All painters are interested in photography to a certain extent.
It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
I love photography, I love food, and I love traveling, and to put those three things together would just be the ultimate dream.
With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.
Ernst Haas
A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.
After I left school, where I studied art, photography and textiles at A-level, I started doing an apprenticeship in interior design, but I wasn’t really enjoying it very much, so I decided to do something creative, and in 2009, I began blogging.
Flash photography can be horrible. In the hands of an expert who knows how to bounce all that searing bright light in the right direction, it may make an impossible picture workable.
Once the amateur‘s naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
I’m really interested in photography, like every other human being.
I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
We’ve lost these qualities, these abilities to do something by hand. Some illustrators have it still, but it’s just not art. We have photography. We have cameras and computers that do it better and faster.
I prefer black and white and portrait photography. I like old, you know, interesting faces, so I think black and white brings out the contrast.
Maybe I’ll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that.
I always had the feeling, even when I started, that my photography was meant to be archival in nature. Sort of like wine, I guess – they get better with age.
Gerard Malanga
I’m not against digital photography. It’s great for newspapers. And there are photographers doing great work digitally. When they use Photoshop as a darkroom tool, that’s fine, too. But at this point of my life, after so many years, I don’t really want to change, and I still love film.
I’ve always been super into photography and the visuals that support my music.
Speaking of photography, while the Apollo 8 crew shot hundreds of photos, there was one that got everybody’s attention: a blue-and-white Earth rising over a gray moonscape.
I was drawn to street photography because there are pictures everywhere there: a woman holding a dog, a baby screaming to be put in a pram, kids playing punch ball, stores with huge barrels of kosher pickles outside. I wanted to photograph life, and here it was.
Harold Feinstein
I got a lot of flak originally for writing with photographs, because the great cliche in photography is that one photograph is worth a thousand words, and photographers are usually dodo birds anyway.
People who are new to photography always pull their subjects directly into the sun, which is the most unflattering light in the world.
Scott Kelby
I had luck, but I worked hard and I suffered. It’s not just photography I’m talking about. It’s about whatever dream you want it to be.
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
In my photography, I always lean towards the underprivileged because that’s where I came from. When I went to the wars, I attempted to go and stand by those who were being trodden on. By that, I mean people like the Palestinians. When I go to India, I see really the poorest people, and I tend to be drawn to them.
Painting from life is a completely different monster, which I like. But because I’ve been painting from photography for so long, I’ve learned my best moves from photography.
The nature of photography has always resisted that temptation of interpretation. I look, and what I see looks back at me.
Gerard Malanga
I paint in acrylic and sometimes in oil. Sometimes I’ll paint my kids. And I’ll occasionally do some photography.
I love photography - I fell in love with photography, I

I love photography – I fell in love with photography, I think, because it was my own thing, it wasn’t something I needed other people’s permission to do. So, it was really freeing for me actually to be able to not be a famous person and just to take pictures.
Photography was a blessing because it filled my time.
Photography gives you the opportunity to use your sensibility and everything you are to say something about and be part of the world around you. In this way, you might discover who you are, and with a little luck, you might discover something much larger than yourself.
I feed on art more than I ever do on photographs. I can admire photography, but I wouldn’t go to it out of hunger.
Irving Penn
Photography can be a volatile situation. It can be very potent.
I just really want to get music out and tour and go places I’ve never been, and just do more videos. I love photography and videography, and so I really want to direct videos when I can.
When you use film, you use accidents, but there aren’t any accidents with digital photography. I don’t mind that it’s easy. But I do mind that there is a sort of consensus with the camera and the subject and the light, and you look at something, and you photograph it, and you get what you see.
Sometimes in news photography and so on, the pictures are a little bit dry, and put on the page and just set in a journalistic way in front of you.
Chris Hondros
With photography, you’ve captured a moment time – it’s that moment only – and in painting, you play with it; you manipulate how time is presented. It’s about fantasy and illusion and the creation of desire.
Photography is always a kind of stealing. A theft from the subject. Artists are assaulters in a lot of ways, and the viewer is complicit in that assault.
There are some elements of digital photography that I don’t really like, such as the fact that you see the results immediately.
When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo – symmetry, or color, or contrast – and it’s my hope that my photography sheds light onto what I see and do on a daily basis.
All my film ideas and subjects have come from photography.
Lauren Greenfield
My directors of photography light my films, but the colours of the sets, furnishings, clothes, hairstyles – that’s me. Everything that’s in front of the camera, I bring you.
Perhaps ‘photography’ has become so all-pervasive that it no longer makes sense to think about it as a discreet practice or field of inquiry. In other words, perhaps ‘photography,’ as a meaningful cultural trope, is over.
If people are fans of ‘Mindfreak,’ they are going to be so excited with ‘Believe.’ They are actually going to see those illusions that people think can only happen with trick photography.
Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.
A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing.
Syd Barrett
I had decent but not great grades in high school because I was highly motivated in some subjects, like the arts, drama, English, and history, but in math and science I was a screw-up. Wooster saw something in me, and I really flourished there. I got into theatre, took photography and painting classes.
J. C. Chandor
Photography, sculpture, and painting were wielded as cultural weapons over the course of generations to substantiate the idea that black people were inherently subordinate beings; they were used to make slavery acceptable and to make black subjugation more palatable.
I realized that one of the differences between news photography and dance photography was that the former has to tell a specific story, whereas all a dance photograph had to be was visually interesting.
Lois Greenfield
Then in college, besides economics, I also majored in studio art and got involved in photography and making short films and acting. But I didn’t know you could make a living that way.
I’ve always thought photography was a bit of an adventure, so to come home with the film, develop it, then look at the results has more of a sense of excitement.
Whatever respect photography may once have deserved is now superfluous in view of its own superfluity.
The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.
Edward Steichen
I became interested in photography during my first visit to the United States. I was a student at a university in Holland. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the American West. That was when I learned about the tradition of nature in American photography.
Frans Lanting
I don’t need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
I’d love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities.
I’ve been working with photography for many years.
With light field technology, there is a huge opportunity for creativity in photography that hasn’t been available in the past.
First you study photography, then you practice photography, then you serve photography, and finally one becomes photography.
Ralph Gibson
The most important part of fashion photography, for me,

The most important part of fashion photography, for me, is not the models; it’s not the clothes. It’s that you are responsible for defining what a woman today is. That, I think, is my job.
Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts, and photography is in their blood.
I’ve always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.
Of course I will continue photography. I love photography. But when you become old, it’s too much.
Every part of me is a surfer. I love surfing, and I love the waves that I surf. So that’s the thing that I get excited about most: What kind of waves am I going to be able to surf? Am I going to be surfing alone, or will we be surfing waves that no one’s surfed before? Second to that is photography.
I am interested in computers and technology, and art, photography, and design.
William Landay
I’m not a religious person. The language of photography is symbolic.
I’ve got a great collection of photography.
Photography has always been about capturing light.
I had an experience that was kind of backward. Instead of thinking that photography was a step down, it brought me a step up, to transpose and modify things.
I did painting before I did photography.
The digital camera takes photographs in practically no light: it will dig out the least bit of light available. I was amazed to see the results of photographs that I wouldn’t take ordinarily. That’s the advantage of digital photography.
Ive been in photography for over 20 years now, and I dont think people commission me because of my name. At some point, the commissions would have dried up if I didnt do what I do well.
With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
I found that photography was a great way of relaxing on the set.
Photography is about finding things. And painting is different – it’s about making something.
Saul Leiter
People criticized me for my photography. They said it’s not art.
‘America 24/7’ will be a landmark series in documentary photography and the watershed event of the new digital photography age.
For example, Michael Mann’s film Collateral – there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to.
Matthew Modine
The problem of direct colour photography has been facing us since the turn of the last century.
Gabriel Lippmann
I never tried to revolutionise photography; I just do what I do and keep my fingers crossed that people will like it.
With photography, I always think that it’s not good enough.
Why are all the artists so dead-set on distorting? It seems to be a reaction against photography, but I’m not sure.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
Many billboards and magazine ads have resorted to showing isolated body parts rather than full-body portraits of models using or wearing products. This style of photography, known in the industry as abstract representation, allows the viewer to see himself in the advertisement, rather than the model.
I started out on photography accidentally. A policeman came to a stop at the end of my street, and a guy knifed him at the end of my street. That’s how I became a photographer. I photographed the gangs that I went to school with.
By making pictures, you learn the many different properties of photography. I use those properties differently than, say, an advertising agency would, but we’re both operating in the same reality. A face painted by Picasso occupies the same reality as a portrait by Stieglitz.
Sigmar Polke
When I worked as a music and fashion photographer, I always had the nagging feeling that there was something missing, that I wasn’t using my skills productively. I gave up photography – I walked away from it completely – and started doing care work.
Giles Duley
Increasingly, the work I’m doing is in service to an idea rather than just to see what something looks like photographed. I’m trying to explore how I feel about something through photography.
I believe it was probably less than ten minutes that went by from the invention of photography to the point where people realized that they could lie with photographs.
Once you make decisions, you can’t go back, but in photography, that process can continue. With film, you have to eliminate all the possibilities and make the one possibility work the best for you, so you have to become very creative with the direction you’ve chosen.
When my mother died of cancer in 2014, my father was qu

When my mother died of cancer in 2014, my father was quick to reinvent himself. Within a year, he moved to Thailand, became obsessed with scuba diving and consumer-grade underwater photography, and proposed to a Burmese woman in her mid-30s, an engagement he broke off within a year or two.
I think when you look at architectural photography it doesn’t help to have piles of old clothes lying on the floor. Architectural photography sets up an artifice.
Music, photography, media, film – it’s all going to be free on the Internet. We have to accept it.
Germany led the world in photography and film: ‘The Cabinet of Dr Caligari’ and ‘Metropolis‘ are works that, to this day, film buffs revere.
The problem in the 19th century with information was that we lived in a culture of information scarcity, and so humanity addressed that problem beginning with photography and telegraphy and the – in the 1840s. We tried to solve the problem of overcoming the limitations of space, time, and form.
Neil Postman
I love Rauschenberg. I love that he created a turning point in visual history, that he redefined the idea of beauty, that he combined painting, sculpture, photography, and everyday life with such gall, and that he was interested in, as he put it, ‘the ability to conceive failure as progress.’
Writing is my profession. Photography is my hobby.
I don’t like how women’s bodies are Page 3 news. I just don’t think that’s big news. Women’s bodies are women’s bodies, and that’s that. And I love to see beautiful – the female form in great art and great photography.
There are two things that I really like to do. One is I like to watch horror films a lot. The other hobby is photography.
I began photographing in 1946. Before that, I was a painter and drawer, with my mother and father‘s support. They were a bit pissed when I went into photography. They thought photographers were guys who took pictures at weddings.
Harold Feinstein
To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn’t exist before and couldn’t exist after. It’s almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you’re dead – not them. To me, photography’s always like that.
I went to art school, wanting to be a painter and then I got into photography. Then it was movies, and I liked the images. One of the things that interested me in film was that I was communicating in images. That was something I did intuitively and could not even talk about until I started having to do interviews.
I can’t go into Oklahoma without thinking about Larry Clark‘s photography book ‘Tulsa.’ It’s a great book about how life works.
I’m a Banksy fan. I’m also a fan of Chris Hobe, Mister Totem, Drew Wootten, Mad Clout, Hense and Sever, in visual and street art. And Jonathan Mannion and Shane Nash in photography.
The other great development has been in photography, but that too was influenced by Conceptual art.
I love photography. I love the imagery. I love what I do.
As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the latest technology in photography – digital photography – to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
Alfred Stieglitz
Many people misunderstand me – I’m quite happy to be called a photographer. All of a sudden, the art world has caught up with photography, and they are trying to hijack us.
Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Photography has always been about documentary, the depiction of the instant, a moment, sometimes a place. Each project is somehow an experimentation of a specific context or a character.
I love to play the guitar. I also love photography and fashion.
I could never figure out why photography and art had separate histories. So I decided to explore both.
John Baldessari
I came up in photography, and Dust Bowl-era photography is a lot of the reason that I got behind the camera in the first place.
To me, Celine is unrivaled, and Hedi Slimane has such a multifaceted talent – from clothing design to photography. He creates this rare, incredible, and desirable world through his vision. I’m always inspired by his work.
The thing with computer-generated imagery is that it’s an incredibly powerful tool for making better visual effects. But I believe in an absolute difference between animation and photography.
I also paint, draw and I’m into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You’re presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they’re going to ‘get’ what you’re doing. Some don’t, some do.
I love photography. I love rockets.
Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment.
I’ve been taking photographs since I was a teenager, and fashion has taught me a lot more about photography. It’s definitely inspired me.
Daria Werbowy
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
George Eastman
The way that light hits objects in life, three-dimensio

The way that light hits objects in life, three-dimensional objects before you photograph them, is really the story of photography.
You had to be aware that I saw that photography was a mere episode in the history of the optical projection and when the chemicals ended, meaning the picture was fixed by chemicals, we were in a new era.
Truthfully, I don’t really think of myself as a photographer. I don’t have all the disciplines and knowledge of a person who’s spent their life devoted to photography.
Even when political reporting is not reduced to personality, political photography is. An article might offer depth and complexity, but is illustrated with a photo of one of the 10 politicians whose picture must be attached to every news story.
When I got to NYU, I immediately inquired about doing a double major in acting and photography.
I have problems with a lot of photography, particularly street photography and photojournalism – objectifying the other, finding the contempt and exoticism that you might feel within yourself or toward yourself and projecting it out to others. There can be an abusive power to photography, too.
I would say, if I had any hobbies, I love photography. I love taking photographs.
Of course, I won’t be abandoning photography, because it is my life.
A movie is painting, it’s photography, it’s literature – because you have to have the screenplay – it’s music. Put a different soundtrack to a comedy and it’s a tragedy. A movie combines all those forms and forces you to pay attention for two hours with a group of people.
I cannot draw to save my life, and I’m not a big art scholar, but I worked with many designers throughout my career – in theater, in dance, costume designers, set designers, and I have a lot of artist friends and I do photography, and I think it’s kind of in my life.
One of my passions is photography. I always carry a camera in my bag whenever I travel. I always take pictures wherever I go, and some of them end up being really crazy ones.
Sunidhi Chauhan
Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it.
Digital photography makes you a better photographer.
Scott Kelby
Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it’s good to capture people when they are themselves.
Patrick Demarchelier
I’m a great looker at pictures and paintings, and so forth. That’s what I look for – a kind of formal beauty. I want that in my photography. It isn’t always what we conventionally think of as beauty.
Moreover, photography has made it possible to fix these images and now provides us with a permanent record of each observed spectrum, which can be measured out at any time.
Pieter Zeeman
I look at the camera as sort of a missing link between motion picture photography and still photography.
And I’m a pretty avid photographer, I’ve been into photography for years now, so I try to spend some of my free time with that.
There are those photographers who have made a whole career doing commercial work but have never had a museum show, and then there are others who’ve only had museum shows but couldn’t survive for five seconds in the real world of photography. But I’ve done absolutely everything.
But sports photography isn’t something you just pick up overnight. You can’t do it once a year for fun and expect to do a good job. And I take pride in what I do.
I wanted to be a director of photography for a while, because I’m fascinated by what they do. You’re made to look good by them and you can learn so much from talking to them.
One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.
Lisa Kristine
Photography can be a powerful instrument for change, and photojournalists can tell stories that make a difference.
I want to really study and learn about fashion, and kind of discipline for a few years, really start to study, and then probably start my photography career. I feel like that’d be really good for me – to disappear for a few years.
Photography is a pursuit that allows you to be very hands-on with what you show people of either yourself or the art you want to make, and acting is kind of the exact opposite. You do have a modicum of creative freedom as an actor, but you’re still very much a cipher for other people’s art.
Black-and-white photography, which I was doing in the very early days, was essentially called art photography and usually consisted of landscapes by people like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. But photographs by people like Adams didn’t interest me.
William Eggleston
All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
Nigel Dennis
Before the people at large, and for that matter, the artists themselves, understand what photography really means, as I understand that term, it is essential for them to be taught the real meaning of art.
Alfred Stieglitz
Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
Create an inspiration board before your trip! If you’re like me and love photography, food, and great experiences, chances are you have a Pinterest board filled with travel inspo.
There’s something really magical about trying to see things in new ways that go beyond, in some sense, the biological human experience. Light-field photography, too, goes beyond the human experience because our eyes work like conventional cameras.
I find the working pattern to be the same in Bollywood

I find the working pattern to be the same in Bollywood as well as Tollywood. Especially because most directors of photography from the Telugu industry operate in Bollywood, too.
I would like to do all kinds of things: photography and art and designing; I want to help do charity things for animals and things like that.
I understood the craft of photography when done by an artist is art.
Ruth Bernhard
‘Woman on the Plaza,’ with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs – an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography.
I know that my mind is so A.D.D., and I want instant gratification – and photography can provide me with that – but at some point, I want to make an independent feature.
Ryan McGinley
I love being on film sets even if I’m not acting in the film, and I’m fascinated by the work of the director of photography.
I’ve been working almost 20 years, and I think I’ve worked with maybe one black director of photography in that time. Maybe two women directors or DPs. Maybe. And I’ve done a lot of TV. That’s a lot of people I’ve worked with.
When it comes to wildlife photography, you need to have luck and patience.
I am very much aware of the visual side of things. I do a lot of photography. I often take Polaroids of things that strike me as visually interesting, just to remember them and perhaps use later.
Drones ply the liminal space between the physical and the digital – pilots fly them, but aren’t in them. They are versatile and fascinating objects – the things they can do range from the mundane (aerial photography) to the spectacular – killing people, for example.
Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare.
Bill Brandt
But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about what it was that was going on. It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with cameras and photography for about 20 years.
I am a former economist. I never went to photography school to learn photography.
I worked a little as a messenger on a bicycle and then decided to study photography and film.
Ori Gersht
Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object, separating it from the humanity of the person. He added nothing to photography as a medium. I hold his work in low regard.
On many days my primary artistic struggle is, in fact, photography because it is harder to do good work with that. I see myself as an observer of the world who has a strong drive to testify, which I can do because I have the privilege of living in New York with enough food to eat and shelter.
I feel, having the choices I had, I felt I had more control over my own medium than I did over photography.
Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.
W. Eugene Smith
My photography is often a sociological look at American culture, and it’s been very well published in the U.K.
Lauren Greenfield
I’m very interested in the language of photography in relationship to painting.
Catherine Opie
I love history, cultural and religious studies, philosophy, photography and traveling.
My father taught me photography. It was his hobby, and we had a small darkroom in the fruit cellar of our basement. It was the kind of makeshift darkroom that was only dark at night.
Photography let me show other people how I saw the world. Math required me to do work that made my head hurt.
Light-field photography is a transformational technology that needs a transformational product to introduce it. For the first time, we have a light-field camera that’s going to be for everyone – not something in a huge room in a research facility.
Madonna is her own Hollywood studio – a popelike mogul and divine superstar in one. She has a laserlike instinct for publicity, aided by her visual genius for still photography (which none of her legion of imitators has). Unfortunately, her public life has dissolved into a series of staged photo ops.
The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable, but not too glamorous.
Antonia Fraser
I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.
Photography is very presumptuous. Photographers are always photographing other people’s lives – something they know nothing about – and drawing great inferences into it.
My wife herself had an upbringing where she wasn’t allowed to pursue what she wanted to do because of her parents. She wanted to go into photography and journalism, but because classes ran so late, she had to be home at a certain time. We don’t want that for our daughter.
Videos are more like photography. It’s not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images.
Tatyana Ali
Photography, for me, is something I can control fully. It’s wholly my own expressions.
I played in bands very very young. I painted; I did pho

I played in bands very very young. I painted; I did photography, all kinds of things.
I would love to study photography.
I felt like I was in the best photography school in the world – I had Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn teach me.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Dorothea Lange
! discovered photography completely by chance. My wife is an architect; when we were young and living in Paris, she bought a camera to take pictures of buildings. For the first time, I looked through a lens – and photography immediately started to invade my life.
How the visual world appears is important to me. I’m always aware of the light. I’m always aware of what I would call the ‘deep composition.’ Photography in the field is a process of creation, of thought and technique. But ultimately, it’s an act of imaginatively seeing from within yourself.
We need to incorporate fashion into every element and institution, whether it be through designer-lecture series, photography exhibitions, or collaborative efforts between artists and designers.
There are 65 to 70 photography galleries in New York alone. In the U.K., there are no more than five, and they’re all in London.
Photography is usually viewed as a solitary activity, but the truth of the matter is that people love to shoot together, compare notes, and just have fun with photography.
Scott Kelby
You come to my studio, it says ‘No photography on premises.’ I picked that up from Kanye. We don’t need all that. In the old days in the Wu, we didn’t allow anybody in the studio, not even women. We didn’t start allowing women until five years after our debut. ODB used to get mad.
War is the easiest photography in the business. Just get close, be lucky, know how your camera works. There are subjects everywhere. Everyplace you go, there is something to photograph in a war, like being in the middle of a hurricane or a train crash or an earthquake. You can’t miss it.
David Douglas Duncan
If I had to start over, I’d pursue photography – probably to the exclusion of acting.
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
My interest in architecture has always been sculptural. Most of my photography is of architecture.
I love Instagram and photography.
If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc., it is still a gold standard for science fiction.
Matthew Modine
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
I pay a lot of attention to composition in my art, and I will often shift myself or change a pose according to the golden triangle rule of photography composition.
Sasha Pivovarova
Philip Greenspun had a huge impact on me. He was the first person I knew of that embraced online communities, created a real business around open source, gave back to the community through education, and inspired me to explore photography.
George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the photography in Star Wars. He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.
John Dykstra
My story with film is kind of different because I started with photography because my father was a photo buff. He had all sort of cameras, and I grew up with that.
I’m really into my photography and am trying to catch up with digital generation – I was used to the old 35mm cameras.
I just don’t like to do photography for money.
Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
Andre Bazin
When I first moved from photography to filmmaking, I was worried about how big I had to become. I was one person, or maybe me and an assistant, and I had these small cameras, and maybe a flash.
Lauren Greenfield
Computer photography won’t be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical.
The way that light hits objects, I think, is one of the more important things that sculpture and photography share.
The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films.
I try to use whatever I know about photography to be of service to the people I’m photographing.
James Nachtwey
Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
When I started, art photography, like that of Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Struth, didn’t exist.
We're not going the photography route. I think there is

We’re not going the photography route. I think there is a real distinction between photos and images, and Flickr is for photos, and Instagram is for photos. You wouldn’t put a filter on a meme; you’d put a filter on top of a photo that came from your camera.
Photography is the easiest medium with which to be merely competent. Almost anybody can be competent. It’s the hardest medium in which to have some sort of personal vision and to have a signature style.
Light field photography unleashes the power of the light, to forever change how everyone takes and experiences pictures.
I collect primarily ceramics but also black-and-white photography and some bits of contemporary.
With photography, you are lucky if you get people to look at your pictures at some point. There’s no formal way to show them.
When I got the deal to do ‘J. Edgar,’ which was really the brainchild of Brian Grazer, ‘Milk‘ hadn’t come out yet. We had just completed principal photography, and it was still basically this little film where we just really hoped someone would see it.
I’ve always been interested in photography. I remember when I was about 14, I spent an entire summer selling lottery tickets in some little booth so I could make enough money to buy an Olympus camera.
Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.
James Wilson
I love football, but I’m also very passionate about photography and film.
When I first started ‘Humans of New York,’ I was writing short stories. There were about 50 of them. And, you know, they were a great part of the site, but the photography just started growing so fast that I didn’t have time to make them anymore.
My studio, nicknamed ‘Funny Farm,’ is in a hidden location. It’s very private. Not only do I create my photography there, but it is also where I write my books and create music.
Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle, so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
Nigel Dennis
I had become obsessed with the control-freak aspect of photography and with the rising importance of the image in our social media age it ended up working.
When you first start photographing a show or being into photography, you might think it’s cool to see people with their phones, like, ‘It’s so novel; everyone cares about this moment so much,’ but then it becomes… trite, y’know, and shallow. I think the best moments of my life have been spent without phones.
I never liked dance photography; it’s very flat, and dance photography in the studio looks very contrived.
Photography led me to experiment in graphic work and, actually, painting.
Those involved in the program are interested in how to use photography, videos, the Internet, film, and anything related to communications and transmission of information in the most up-to-date modern ways.
I always liked photography in film – I studied photography growing up. I like the medium of film; I like physically holding 35-mm film. I like the way it looks, the quality when it’s projected. I like the way it frames real life.
Black and white means photography to me. It’s much easier to take a good color photograph, but you can get more drama into a black and white one.
The only advantage of the CD is that you have a booklet that can tell a bit of a story, but the little covers are just boring. I love vinyl, and I have loads of it. It’s the same thing as digital photography versus film photography. It’s a quality thing.
In the time between records, I always have lots of stuff going on. I shoot photography, make little sculptures, play video games.
Ultimately, I made my range wider because I wanted to suit each publication that I worked for. Talk about reinvention – I’m like the Madonna of photography.
My photography changed from being more documentary-like to arranging things more, and that came into being partly because I started doing music videos, and I incorporated some things from the music videos into my photography again, by arranging things more.
I never read about photography.
Everything I do, it’s a bit painterly. I like being surrounded by objects, mostly on paper. I like the images. I like the painting. I like good photography. It’s something that makes me an emotional connection, and I feel comfortable around it.
I opened up Shutterstock to the whole world. I created a contributor community that anyone could give stock photography a shot.
I think photography is closest to writing, not painting. It’s closest to writing because you are using this machine to convey an idea. The image shouldn’t need a caption; it should already convey an idea.
I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I’ve ever done. It’s a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That’s the thing about painting, photography, cinema.
Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children. No formal training.
Fay Godwin
I seem to be always returning to photography in my poet

I seem to be always returning to photography in my poetry. I guess you could say that I’m documenting the personal history and relationship I have with photography.
Gerard Malanga
I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.
Harry Callahan
Richard Avedon is a true genius of photography and one of the greatest artists of our time.
I was scared when I went to Conde Nast. I had heard horror stories about how they used you up and then spit you out and went on. But there was this great history of photography that had been done there.
When I was a teenager, I loved photography and writing.
Melanie Mayron
I take a lot of pride in my photography.
I like to get rid of things; I don’t collect many things. But I do keep great photography and art books.
The advent of the digital age and the immediacy and convenience of digital video and photography allows people to become an integral part of the feedback loop which actively shapes the content we are fed.
Damian Loeb
I hired people who would help me, you know, like a director of photography who wouldn’t blind me with jargon about ratios and pull-downs.
Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
Edward Weston
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification.
Joe McNally
The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
Edward Steichen
Looking out at the photographic landscape that surrounds us – the world of images and image-making that we inhabit – it seems obvious that photography has undergone dramatic changes in its technical, cultural, and critical composition.
My photography is mainly focused on my work making movies, which I’ve done my whole life. I think I have a perspective that not many people have. And I get to take advantage of all of the strange sources of light on a set.
My style is in the 21st century. If you look at the process, it goes from photography through Photoshop, where certain features are heightened, elements of the photo are diminished. There is no sense of truth when you’re looking at the painting or the photo or that moment when the photo was first taken.
Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.
I took a workshop from him a few months after that. That experience changed my whole approach to photography. At that workshop in Yosemite in 1973 I decided I wanted to try and see if I could pursue this for myself, and I’m still trying.
I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school.
Ray Harryhausen
In the ’70s, in Britain, if you were going to do serious photography, you were obliged to work in black-and-white. Color was the palette of commercial photography and snapshot photography.
The language that photography has is a formal language. Any photographer is doing something formal. If it’s formal, then it must be an aesthetic way to communicate.
Photography of any living being, according to Taliban rule, was illegal. So when I went to Afghanistan, immediately I was worried about photographing people. But it was what I wanted: to show what life was like under the Taliban, specifically for women.
It’s the rejection that is hard. It’s not the interviewing that’s hard. It’s not the photography that’s hard. It’s, you know, approaching people all day long and having a good portion of those people reject you and some of them be rude.
Photography belongs to a fraternity of its own. I was young and enthusiastic and wanted to take good pictures to show the other photographers. That, and the professional pride of convincing an editor that I was the man to go somewhere, were the most important things to me.
When I started working in film, I loved photography, I loved the image, I loved telling the story within a frame, but as I started playing around with film and video, it was like, ‘Oh my god.’ You just have so much more to play with.
I think there’s a deep impulse in most humans to do creative stuff, whether that’s music or art, photography or writing. Most people at some point in their life say they want to do something creative – they want to be an actor, a director, a writer, a poet, a painter or whatever.
Photography was a way for me to freeze time and to capture the moments that were happy and healthy. I saw a photo as a way to go back to a memory if I ever needed to.
As in any person’s life, there have been difficult moments: I have a son with Down’s syndrome; through my photography, I have witnessed all manner of human degradation. But there have also been very happy moments.
So, I’m always around video games but I’ve always been interested in them from a visual perspective, with the graphic design and that whole thing. I don’t know if that comes from my love of photography or what but that’s always what’s held my interest about them.
You take 35 degrees out of 360 degrees and call it a photo. No individual photo explains anything. That’s what makes photography such a wonderful and problematic medium.
Joel Sternfeld
Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the first time; there’s always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with colour photography. Everything looks more exciting.
I rode it once, which was up the driveway in the openin

I rode it once, which was up the driveway in the opening credits of the show. I didn’t know how to stop it. I actually nearly killed the director of photography, and I smashed into the sound truck.
My son does a little photography, but he’s not involved the way I was.
Photography is an accident.
Patrick Demarchelier
Photography has always been capable of manipulation.
Joel Sternfeld
TV-makers usually don’t know much about photography.
My main camera is a Nikon D3. I use a French camera from the 1800s for wet plate photography, I use a Hasselblad sometimes. But to me the camera really doesn’t matter that much. I don’t have a preference for film or digital.
Photography is very personal to me. God knows how many rolls of film I have that I’ve never shared.