"Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed."
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
“It is no accident that the photographer becomes a photographer any more than the lion tamer becomes a lion tamer.”
“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”
“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”
"I have nothing but respect for people who travel the world to make art and put exotic Indians in front of linen backdrops, but it's always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary. … it never occurred to me to leave home to make art.."
"What is truth in photography? It can be told in a hundred different ways. Every thirtieth of a second when the shutter snaps, its capturing a different piece of information."
"If your photographs aren't good enough, you're not close enough"
"Great photos happen anyplace a skilled photographer happens to be"
"The reason some portraits don’t look true to life is that some people make no effort to resemble their pictures."
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them"
תפקחו את העיניים תסתכלו על העולם
העולם מלא ביופי והיופי חינם
איזה יופי לעיניים
אם יודעים להסתכל
(דתיה בן דור)