Ansel Adams Quotes
"In some photographs the essence of light and space dominate; in others, the substance of rock and wood, and the luminous insistence of growing things. It is my intention to present-through the medium of photography-intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to spectators."
"There's nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept."
"You don't take a photograph, you make it."
"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."
"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
"It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators."
"The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways."
"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
"Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?"
"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
"Notebook. No photographer should be without one!"
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