Capturing A Moment Photography Quotes by Paul Caponigro, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Karl Lagerfeld, Aaron Siskind, Linda McCartney, Diane Arbus and many others.
It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
I want pictures like these. The kind that can capture a moment, make it real, make it last. I need pictures that do more than reflect. I need pictures that are truth.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.