“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