• "[The Nature Photographer] belongs to that rare category of people who put beauty before profit and contemplation before interest - people for whom beauty is profitable and contemplation is a fundamental attitude for the enrichment of life.
    In this group he will find himself in the company of the most generous and elevated minds, of those who, be they artists or not, have offered us the means of feeling at peace with the universe, of feeling the trace of the infinite and the presence of the eternal. Certainly they are a composite group and those who lead it will seem way above us, but the important thing is to feel that one is marching under the same banner, to the sound of the same fanfare.
    Nature awaits him with her infinite variety; the discovery of distant lands, or opportunities no less Important or desired for, which may be just around the corner. Enjoyable walks await him, stimulating journeys; the priceless satisfaction whatever may be the outcomes of his photography, of a day well spent."
    - Camillo Semenzato

    Mary Elizabeth Photography
  • "As I became aware that all things have unique spatial and temporal qualities which visually define and relate them, I began to perceive the things I was photographing not as objects but as events. Working to develop my skills of perceiving and symbolizing these event qualities, I discovered the principle of opposites. When, for example, I photographed the smooth, luminous body of a woman behind a dirty cobwebbed window, I found that the qualities of each event were enhanced and the universal forces which they manifested were more powerfully evoked." - Wynn Bullock


  • "In the darkroom, the most unique thing I do is selective masking, a technique I have refined over the years." - Alan Ross


  • "Anyone interested in birds, as I am, is likely to come round sooner rather than later, to their challenge as nature made them." - David Bailey


  • "The only "Bad Light" is the abscence of light altogether." - Anonymous


  • "The idea of equivalence is an equation that is all at once. It takes in the entire mind. Everything works for a moment. The blessing of the photographic image is the precision involved. There is no chance, except the chance that there is an intelligent being who will press the shutter at the moment of the equation. Then the image stays as a cogent emblem of eternity." - Walter Chappell


  • "Carl Mydans is a photographer's photographer and a human's human." - David Hume Kennerly


  • "I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn't that good." - Anonymous


  • "Some of my best work is done when I'm half asleep." - Henry Wessel


  • "What I really enjoy about night shooting is that I'm not just recording fractions of a second of time, but minutes, and sometimes hours of time on film." - Stu Jenks


  • "One can hold conferences these days without ministers, but not without Dr. Salomon." - Anonymous


  • "You do not think of your feet when you walk. Likewise, become so accustomed to your camera that its function becomes an extension of yourself." - Anonymous


  • "A photograph has picked up a fact of life, and that fact will live forever." - Raghu Rai


  • "If you only photograph when you feel like it... you'll never be totally successful as a photographer." - Freeman Patterson


  • "Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow." - Imogen Cunningham


  • "A person is quite different from a tree or rock or stream. By introducing the nude into my pictures, I started perceiving all the things I was photographing in new ways. In contrast or opposition to each other, things became much more significant and interesting, revealing many more qualities than I had ever dreamed of knowing and expressing. By using the nude, I stopped thinking in terms of objects. I was seeing things, instead, as dynamic events, unique in their own beings yet also related and existing together within a universal context of energy and change." - Wynn Bullock