• "I have no chips on my shoulder. I like to be constructive. As I have said, I have inspired many persons to take up photography. As a matter of fact, I inspire myself. (When I take a good picture I give myself a bonus.)." - Weegee
  • "Pictures can live in one's memory. That's why they are important." - Jesse Jackson


  • "If you can't make a great photograph of a mundane subject, at least make a mundane photograph of a great subject!" - Anonymous


  • "I have always been very interested in photography. I have looked at far more photographs than I have paintings. Because their reality is stronger than reality itself." - Francis Bacon


  • "I like to live a creative life, with a touch of philosophy, a cup of espresso coffee and a good hoard of Velvia film... how sweet life is." - Steve Coleman


  • "I drifted into photography like one drifts into prostitution. First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends, and eventually I did it for the money." - Philippe Halsman


  • "I feel like I fell out of my mother's womb onto the beach at Coney Island with a Nathan's hot dog in my hand." - Harold Feinstein


  • "All that I have achieved are these dreams locked in silver." - Paul Caponigro


  • "In 1927 he [ Alfred Eisenstaedt ] sold his first picture, of a tennis player. "This started me to look at the world in a different way. Ever since, sometimes I look with telephoto eyes, sometimes with wide-angle eyes."" - Alfred Eisenstaedt


  • "I believe that a spectacular photo of something ordinary is more interesting than an ordinary photo of something spectacular. The latter is about something else, the former is something else." - Jim Coe


  • "The picture will reveal a truth of fact, of feeling, of experience, of aesthetic power, of form, of life itself and this not only to you but also to one or all who look at it. The picture may even tell different things to different people but it will tell. This may be a yardstick for the quality of your photograph." - Tim Gidal


  • "When you photograph a man in color, you photograph his clothes. When you photograph a man in B&W, you photograph his soul." - Ted Grant


  • "My goal as a person and, consequently, as a photographer, is to witness, participate in, and hopefully share the delicate beauty of wilderness those moments in time when nature and spirit transcend the make-believe world of politics, economics, religious squabbles, fleeting fashion, mass entertainment, and other means of wasting the precious gift of thought and inspiration we are each endowed with." - Guy Tal


  • "He (newer photographer) should never become conceited just because he has something published. It can go away tomorrow and then he has to try again and again. Whatever I have accomplished over the years, whatever I am, I am not egotistical, and a big ego in a young photographer will only hold him back." - Alfred Eisenstaedt


  • "By knowing a person, you know yourself. You become the person you photograph. You love that person as you love yourself." - Anonymous


  • "The lovely thing about street photography is the best of is absolutely no way you can stage or even think of - it just like - it happened and isn't it weird and it is gone.. I think the crazies stuff is the stuff that is generally real and the stuff you can make up is less impressive." - Matt Stuart