Inspirational Photography Quotes – Vision and Thinking


Black and White Streetscape

  1. “In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.” – August Sander
  2. “Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.” – Duane Michals
  3. “Thinking should be done before and after, not during photographing. Success depends on the extent of one’s general culture, one’s set of values, one’s clarity of mind, one’s vivacity. The thing to be feared most is the artificially contrived, the contrary to life.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  4. “You work on an idea, your first interpretation is very raw and you work it and you work it and it gets polished and polished. It gets to a certain level and then it comes down off that peak.” – Kim Weston
  5. “Vision is the true creative rhythm.” – Robert Delaunay
  6. “I decided to start anew, to strip away what I had been taught.” – Georgia O’Keefe
  7. “Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.” – Vincent Van Gogh
  8. “I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you‘re trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.” – Atom Egoyan
  9. “Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” – Yousuf Karsh
  10. “Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper… the photographer begins with the finished product.” – Edward Steichen
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