The pictures are there, and you just take them.
I really don’t have any idea about photography, but I take pictures.
The urge to create, the urge to photograph, comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity, to live more in peace with the world, and possibly to help others to do the same.
In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
The portrait I do best is of the person I know best.
The discovery of oneself is made concurrently with the discovery of the world around us.
A portrait! What could be more simple and more complex, more obvious and more profound.
A portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks.
Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.
It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.
We see not only with our eyes but with all that we are and all that our culture is.
Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.
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.
If you take photographs, don’t speak, don’t write, don’t analyse yourself, and don’t answer any questions.
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper… the photographer begins with the finished product.
I think you get better pictures of people that you don’t know very well.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
Anyone can shoot chaos. But the most perceptive photographers can make compelling pictures out of uninteresting moments.
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.