“Amateurs worry about the technical, professional’s worry about the finances, and the Master is only concerned with the light.”
My desire to create images and capture moments is so strong, I would create photos even if no one ever saw them.
Forgiveness has no strings attached restoration has a number of stings attached.
When words seem inadequate, shut up and shoot. Pictures are worth a thousand words.
A good photographer is someone who make you feel.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Everyone left me because I am too poor to be loved.
Oscar Wilde once said “Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping.” I’d like to add Social Media into that sentence.
New Year’s resolution: Start using my 8 x 10 film camera again. Shoots amazing images and I look great wearing the blackout focusing cloth over my head.
The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
When people ask me what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.
Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like .
You can not depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
A good snap shot stops a moment from running away.
Life is like photography, you develop from all the negatives.
To the complaint, ‘there are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, ‘there are always two people: the photographer & viewer.
Contrast is what make photography interesting to view!
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
If you wouldn’t ask a chef what kind of stove did they use to prepare a great meal— why do people believe it is appropriate to ask a photographer what kind of camera did they use after viewing a impressive image?
‘Photography is the easiest medium in the arts to gain a level of competency in and the hardest to acquire a signature style.’
A photographer rejecting the use of camera phone is like a painter rejecting a pencil. It’s not the tool that makes the image, it’s how the artist uses the tool to express their vision.
Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going, dedication is what makes you great.