We know that photographs inform people. We also know that photographs move people. The photograph that does both is the one we want to see and make. It is the kind of picture that makes you want to pick up your own camera again and go to work.
– Sam Abell
Just because we are the crest of the wave does not mean the ocean does not exist. What has been before will be again.
– Tanya Tagaq
Be yourself so that the people looking for you can find you.
– Arlan Hamilton
What do I want to talk about? A camera is just an expensive pencil. What do I want to say, and how am I going to say it?
– Cig Harvey
When originality becomes a goal, it is no longer original. The artist is merely trying to be different. The word ‘original’ comes from origin, the source. Different just means something that is set apart from everything else.
– John Daido Loori
Oh John, you have such lovely children! Why don't you photograph them instead of these silly rocks?
– John Daido Loori’s mother
I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life, and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.
– Georgia O'Keeffe
I feel once again, and I rejoice, that I’m not busy dying – I’m still busy being born.
– Susan Sontag
We should all carry two slips of paper in our pockets: one that says “I am ashes and dust,” and one that reads “The world was made for me.”
- Marcia Bjornerud
Understand this if you understand nothing: it is a powerful thing to be seen.
- Akwaeke Emezi