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Letter "P" » Photography
«Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison d'?tre. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison d'?tre, which lives on in itself.»
«A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.»
«A good daguerreotype was as perfect a kind of photograph as was ever made»
«a photograph must be more interesting than the thing photographed»
«Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.»
Author: Henri Cartier-Bresson
, The Process
«Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.»
«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.»
«At forty-two I decided to become a photographer because it offered a means of creative thought and action. I didn't rationalize this, I just felt it intuitively and followed my intuition, which I have never regretted.»
«Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it's not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people's eyes.»
«Dialectical thought is related to vulgar thinking in the same way that a motion picture is related to a still photograph. The motion picture does not outlaw the still photograph but combines a series of them according to the laws of motion.»