“I learned from looking at his (Ansel Adams) work the places he loved the most, and where he spent the most time, was where he did his best work. I learned from him that you have to love what you photograph, and you have to give it time.”
- Ion Zupce
I am an artist. I am here to live out loud.
- Emile Zola
When I confront issues that make me feel vulnerable I know I’m doing something right.
- Donovan Wylie
Being an artist, I had an artist’s instincts….You can see the picture before it’s taken; then it’s up to you to get the camera to see.
- James Van Der Zee
I don’t do reality well. I have to romanticize things. I dream up images and I shoot them – fantasies and escapism. If I can’t feel the image, it won’t work.
- James B. Wood
I’m paid to be lucky and that means making your own luck – getting yourself in the right position, in front of the right subject at the right time, and in the right light.
- Michael Yamashita
“Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.”
- William Wordsworth
“I just love to work on something until I get it right. To me, what’s important and what I enjoy is not the finished photograph but the process. The photograph is a record of that process.”
- Kim Weston
“Documentary Photographers make visual sense of current thinking.”
- Val Williams
“The camera for an artist is just another tool. It is no more mechanical than a violin if you analyze it. Beyond the rudiments, it is up to the artist to create art, not the camera.”
- Brett Weston
“When asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film, he replied “There are no photographs while I’m reloading.”
- Garry Winogrand
“Seeing simply is seeing significantly.”
- Jack Wilkinson
“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”
- August Sander
“It is the photographing of ordinary things, in extraordinary light, which results in extraordinary photographs.”
- David Young
“I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.”
- Edward Weston
“Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have the film.”
- Stephen Wright
“Photography is all about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion.”
- Larry Wilder
“When I finally reached an age with some acquired wisdom, I decided I would just do my photography for myself and not care whether my work was liked or sellable. That was a very liberating decision for me.”
- Cara Weston
“Advice to photographers: learn technique, then forget it.”
- John R. Whiting
“To look at a thing is very different from seeing it.”
- Oscar Wilde