I came across this post on Photography Life this afternoon and thought it was too good not to share (Link at the end of this post).
There are the old favourites among this lot, but there are also some that I had never seen or heard before.
In this article, we have put together a collection of the most inspirational photography quotes of all time from some of the most famous artists, photographers and writers in history. As photographers, we often lack the motivation to keep taking images, something all artists struggle with from time to time. While looking at inspirational work…
Some of my all time favourites are these two quotes – one by Dorothea Land and the other by Robert Capa.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera – Dorothea Lange
I love this quote probably because it is so true. Often as a photographer, you can become quite disconnected from your subject and it is only when going through the images after the fact that you realise the real joy, sadness, or other emotion that was present. The more you photograph people, events, animals or any other such subjects, the more you learn to see the true feeling or emotion of the scene. And ultimately, you learn to appreciate life even more so when you are not behind the camera.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. – Robert Capa
This is often so true of good photojournalism. Think of all the great newsworthy images you have seen over the years – most have been up close. Known for getting into the thick of things during some truly horrible events Robert Capa was never one to shy away from getting up close to capture the decisive moment. Sadly his life was cut short whilst covering the First Indochina war. He was 40 years old.
There are so many other great quotes among these so do follow the below link and check them out. Do you have any favourites? Perhaps there is one that has been left off the list? Let me know in the comments below.