The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.

~ Elliott Erwitt

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

~ Karl Lagerfeld

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.

~ Matt Hardy

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

~ Ansel Adams

I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.

~ Diane Arbus

The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.

~ Susan Meiselas

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.

~ Yousuf Karsh

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.

~ Steve McCurry

I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.

~ Bruce Gilden

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.

~ Richard Avedon

One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time.

~ Annie Leibovitz

What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.

~ Karl Lagerfeld