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Aaron Siskind Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Aaron Siskind Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

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

We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there.
We have been conditioned to expect...
but, as photographers, we must learn to relax our beliefs.
- Aaron Siskind

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
- Edward Steichen

What makes photography a strange invention is that
its primary raw materials are light and time.
- John Berger

 

Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.
- Dorothea Lange

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography,
I was still working for my parents as a salesman.
- Herb Ritts


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Of course I realize that photography is not the technical
facility as much as it is the eye,
and this decision that one makes for the moment at
which you are going to snap,
you know.
- Ben Shahn

I don't need the money I generate from photography to support myself.
- Kim Weston

People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore.
The money is in photography.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

It's the first time that I've ever had an art show based on a film,
but it's a photography collage.
- Val Kilmer

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited.
- Ben Shahn

In 1979, I received a phone call from Ansel Adams asking
me if I would be willing to consider coming to work for him.
I was teaching photography in Southern California at that point.
- John Sexton

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.
The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

All I really wanted to do was wildlife photography.
- Nigel Dennis

Videos are more like photography.
It's not as much about trying to tell a story as it is creating images.
- Tatyana Ali

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame.
When you put four edges around some facts,
you change those facts.
- Garry Winogrand

Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare.
- Bill Brandt

I went into photography because it seemed like the
perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to
serve the desire humans have for a moment -
this very moment -
to stay.
- Sam Abell

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.
- Galen Rowell

Generally, the French highly promote culture and the arts,
and photography is in their blood.
- Herb Ritts

When you live by the sea, there are definite seasons
when you can see the weather coming and going,
which lends itself to photography.
- Graeme Le Saux

My use of the medium - photography -
is in some ways traditional.
- Andres Serrano

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot
be used in heaven and in hell.
- Edvard Munch

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it
becomes more real than reality.
- Alfred Stieglitz

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception,
interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams

I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography.
- Bill Wyman

Photography is a small voice, at best,
but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.
- W. Eugene Smith

Photography does not create eternity,
as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption.
- Andre Bazin

As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the
latest technology in photography -
digital photography -
to post photos on my website on a daily basis.
- Tipper Gore

Moreover, photography has made it possible to fix these
images and now provides us with a permanent record
of each observed spectrum,
which can be measured out at any time.
- Pieter Zeeman

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.
- Conrad Hall

My interest in architecture has always been sculptural.
Most of my photography is of architecture.
- Parker Stevenson

Any time you talk about the look of the film,
it's not just the director and the director of photography.
You have to include the costume designer and the production designer.
- Spike Lee

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about
what it was that was going on.
It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with
cameras and photography for about 20 years.
- David Hockney

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most
challenging photography I've ever done.
It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.
- Galen Rowell

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things,
but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing.
- Syd Barrett

I became interested in photography when I found my
own sketching was inadequate.
- Ben Shahn

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.
It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.
- Berenice Abbott

Your photography is a record of your living,
for anyone who really sees.
- Paul Strand

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself
and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly
what it is that I have made.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I became involved in photography when I was about thirteen years old.
- Leonard Nimoy

Mapplethorpe presented the body as a sexual object,
separating it from the humanity of the person.
He added nothing to photography as a medium.
I hold his work in low regard.
- Jerzy Kosinski

I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography.
- Bill Wyman

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
- August Sander

With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments,
and then you go on to the next thing.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Photography is truth.
The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.
- Jean-Luc Godard

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.
And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
- Edward Steichen

I was an artistic dilettante for a while,
in photography and collage and the visual arts.
- Thomas Wilson

My son does a little photography, but he's not involved the way I was.
- Kim Weston

The problem of direct colour photography has been facing
us since the turn of the last century.
- Gabriel Lippmann

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic
sounds was opened up by X-ray photography.
- Roman Jakobson

Photography to the amateur is recreation,
to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it my be.
- Edward Weston

Then I moved down to the Bowery to this building where Debbie Harry lived.
It was there that I started combining some clothes
for her and continued doing the art and photography.
- Stephen Sprouse

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.
It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing,
and which is true.
- Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing,
photography, and writing.
- Layne Staley

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s,
I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes.
I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
- Ann Beattie

I've got a great collection of photography.
- Elton John

The clue to book jacket photography is to look friendly and approachable,
but not too glamorous.
- Antonia Fraser

Photography is a very important part of my life.
- Conrad Hall

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances,
but nothing is what it appears to be.
- Duane Michals

Photography must be integrated with the story.
- James Wong Howe

Visual ideas combined with technology combined with
personal interpretation equals photography.
Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't,
the thing collapses.
- Arnold Newman

There is no question that photography has played a
major role in the environmental movement.
- Galen Rowell

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle,
so then I feel I might as well take the lot.
- Nigel Dennis

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment;
photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
- Arnold Newman

Photography is an immediate reaction,
drawing is a meditation.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else.
I can see that.
- Steven Soderbergh


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