Black And White Photography Quotes

Black And White Photography Quotes by Erica Tazel, Henri Cartier-Bresson, August Sander, Elliott Erwitt, Arnold Newman, W. Eugene Smith and many others.

I am inspired by great food, theater, books, the beach,

I am inspired by great food, theater, books, the beach, black-and-white photography, and great vocalists, like Dianne Reeves, Alice Smith, and Shirley Horn. I am inspired by my mentor Diana Castle, who is guiding me towards a truth and honesty in my life and work that I have always longed for.
Erica Tazel
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
August Sander
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
Elliott Erwitt
A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.
Arnold Newman
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
Life wanted faces that would express what we wanted to tell. Not just the unusual or striking face, but the face that would speak out the message from the printed page. I am always looking for some typical person or face that will tie the picture essay together in a human way.
Margaret Bourke-White
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
Ansel Adams
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
Richard Avedon
Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.
Leonard Nimoy
I just get the will to do it.  I don’t plan a photograph in advance…  I work by impulse.  No philosophy.  No ideas.  Not by the head but by the eyes.  Eventually inspiration comes-instinct is the same as inspiration, and eventually it comes.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Louis Aragon
Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.
Doris Lessing
In fact, I probably learned more about photography from studying black-and-white photography in those magazines [Look Magazine and LIFE Magazine] than I did from watching movies here. That’s the truth.
Vilmos Zsigmond
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
Ansel Adams
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
Robert Frank
To some extent, the cult surrounding black-and-white photography is based on nostalgia.
Rene Burri

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