A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed.
– Richard Avedon
“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”
– Diane Arbus –
I do what I feel, that’s all, I am an ordinary photographer working for his own pleasure. That’s all I’ve ever done.
– André Kertész –
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
– Ansel Adams –
What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.
– Chuck Close –