There is nothing in this world that does not have its decisive moment. We photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth can make them come back again. Henri Cartie-Bresson
Camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Dorothea Lange
You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Ansel Adams
Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity. Henri Cartier-Bresson
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Roland Barthes expressed the idea of “point” in the photo, which attracts the viewer like a magnet. In the contemporary essay by photo Camera Lucida figured the idea that photography has unique characteristics that distinguishes it from all other visual media.
I could never quite believe that things that filled human life – it is something serious. What is really “serious” , I do not know, but what I saw around me seemed to be just a game – it is funny , then annoying and boring. Really, I could never understand some aspirations and views. …
When you shoot people in color you photograph their clothes. But when you switch to black and white photo – you have imprinted their soul.