― Imogen Cunningham
I believe a lot in instinct. One should never dull it by wanting to know everything.
Dám hodně na instinkt. Člověk ho nikdy nesmí otupit tím, že by chtěl vědět všechno.
― Josef Sudek
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,
― George Bernard Shaw
― Ernst Hass
― Andre Kertesz
“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough
for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson
“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
“So when I got a camera in my hand, it was like doing what I always wanted to do without the need
to translate it into a verbal form.”
― Maya Deren
“One thing an artist can do in this world is to remind people that there is so much beauty
that you only have to see it.”
― Fritz Henle
“All creative people want to do the unexpected.”
“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose
and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace,
the slaves of the ordinary.”
“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
―Edgar Allan Poe
“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
― Dorothea Lange
“It’s marvellous, marvellous! Nothing will ever be as much fun. I’m going to photograph everything, everything!”
― Jacques-Henri Lartigue
“Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things.”
― Edward Steichen
“When I make a picture I make love. Unless what is created communicates the pristine quality of the first kiss – unless it is born of a sense of awe and wonder – it does not deserve to be called a work of art.”
― Alfred Stieglitz
“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
― Pablo Picasso
“Somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom…”
― Luis Buñuel
“I have never taken a picture for any other reason than that at that moment it made me happy to do so.”
― Jacques Henri Lartigue
“Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”
― Paul Strand
Everything is connected.
― Cloud Atlas movie
“The most important part of your equipment is yourself: your mobile body, your imaginative mind, and your freedom to use both.”
― Maya Deren
”Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’,
while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’.
Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.”
“I believe in the relation between photography and music; And thats my inspiration.”
― Man Ray
“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.”
Opravdová fotografie nepotřebuje vysvětlení, ani nemůže být popsána slovy.
― Ansel Adams
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
Ve fotografii je realita tak subtilní, že je reálnější než realita.
― Alfred Stieglitz
4 thoughts on “Inspiration”
brilliant collection of quotes.
oh i love this…and the added photos makes their words even better…nice.