On Photography


Hi guys! Today I decided that I would be intentional with photography. A bunch of my work so far has been focused on writing, however, I started with the intention of giving both writing and photography a platform on my blog. This is wonderful news if you love photography like I do.

So to kick off, here are 25 inspiring quotes by some great men and women of photography.

“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
– Destin Sparks

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”
-Henri Cartier-Bresson

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
– Ansel Adams

“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

“When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
– Ted Grant

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

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
– Diane Arbus

“If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”
– Eve Arnold

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
– Karl Lagerfeld

“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”
– George Eastman

“Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
– Diane Arbus

“God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness.”
Mark Denman

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.”
– Lewis Hine

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
– Susan Sontag

“Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.”
– Martin Parr

“One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.”
– Lisa Kristine

“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

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
– Anon

“Only photograph what you love.”
– Tim Walker

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

And here is a little something from me.

“Photography gives meaning to life because every second counts – Rigozo

I bet you got one or two quotes from this. You can share if you have more photography sayings that inspire you.

And lastly, don’t forget to take a picture today and cherish the memory.

Photo Credit: Pexels/Tenor