A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
I became kind of a drop-out in science after I came back to America. I wanted to photograph.
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot.
I fight to take a good photograph every single time.
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
A documentary photograph is not a factual photograph.
If I knew what the photograph was going to look like, I wouldn't bother taking it. It's the voyage of discovery that fascinates me.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
In almost every photograph I have ever made, there is something I would do to complete it. I take that to be the spirit hole or the deliberate mistake that's in a Navajo rug to not be godlike, but to be human.
One of my challenges was to try to photograph the Great Wall of China. And I did actually take some photos, but it was hard to discern the wall with the naked eye.
I would love to photograph Stephen Hawking. I am just fascinated by science, I really am.
It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
I'm just interested in what makes a photograph.
We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars.