Capturing A Moment Photography Quotes by Karl Lagerfeld, John Berger, Lisa Mangum, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Adams, Susan Sontag and many others.
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment thatвЂ™s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
I want pictures like these. The kind that can capture a moment, make it real, make it last. I need pictures that do more than reflect. I need pictures that are truth.
To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
There’s nothing worse than a brilliant beginning.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
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.
A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.
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.