“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