My favourite quotes on creativity & photography


The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant.

We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift."

~Albert Einstein

 

 

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands

but seeing with new eyes.

~Marcel Proust

 

 

I make spaces that apprehend light for our perception, and in some ways gather it, or seem to hold it…my work is more about your seeing than it is about my seeing, although it is a product of my seeing.
~ James Turrell

 

 

A pair of wings, a different respiratory system, which enabled us to travel through space, would in no way help us, for if we visited Mars or Venus while keeping the same senses, they would clothe everything we could see in the same aspect as the things of the Earth. The only true voyage, the only bath in the Fountain of Youth, would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes, to see the universe through the eyes of another, of a hundred others, to see the hundred universes that each of them sees, that each of the is.
~Marcel Proust

 

 

Light, that first phenomenon of the world,
reveals to us the spirit and living soul of this world
through color.
~ Johannes Itten, Bauhaus colorist

 

 

It's an illusion that photos are made with the camera....they are made with the eye, heart and head.

~Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force.

It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you.

One must not take photos.

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

One eye looks within, the other one looks without.

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

The camera is an instrument that teaches people

how to see without a camera.
~ Dorothea Lange

 

 

There are always two people in every picture:

the photographer and the viewer.
~ Ansel Adams

 

 

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.

When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. 

~ Ansel Adams

 

 

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready

to have somebody click on the shutter.

~ Ansel Adams

 

 

You don't take a photograph -

you ask quietly to borrow it.

~ Author unknown

 

 

"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

 

 

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

 

“A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were

not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”

~Ernst Haas

 

 

“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested

to see things new.”

~Ernst Haas

 

 

“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

 

 

"You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that I would call the dreaming with open eyes."


~Ernst Haas

 

 

"You don’t take pictures, the good ones happen to you."
~Ernst Haas

 

 

 

 

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