Continuing collection of photography quotes...
"Art cannot afford compromise"
"There is more than one right answer"
"A great deal will depend on the model: on how fluid and expressive she is in her bodily movements. For the photographer, his model is much more than a "subject," she is, by way of being, a collaborator"
"Interest is the indispensable factor which sparks any creative activity"
about people interested only in photography:
"their pictures are sharp, grainless, colorful, technically unassailable, and totally devoid of feeling because they didn't feel anything about their subjects, their only concern being with the technicalities of photography"
"amateur--does something because he loves to do it. Unless you love what you are doing, unless you "love" the subject you intend to photograph--i.e., unless you are genuinely interested in it--leave it alone and save your film for a better occasion"
"amateurs make pictures to please themselves, they are their one bosses, they are free"
"It doesn't matter what you "see" nor how you see it, because what matters is what you "see" in it. In other words, it is less important how you photograph something than why you photograph it. The "why" is the key to "how:" if you know why you want to photograph a certain subject, the "how" will take care of itself; it is the consequence of the "why.""
"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask "how?" while others of a more curious nature will ask "why?" Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information"