live and love in God's peculiar light." - Michelangelo
is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance.”
- Henry James - American writer
"When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It
is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is an awareness of
- Agnes Martin, painter 1912- 2004
is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Sam Scott, Potter 1940 -
child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he [she] grows up."
- Pablo Picasso, Painter and Sculptor
never knew what I was doing until I was done"
- Man Ray, Photographer 1890 - 1976
are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the
Ansel Adams 1902 -1984
"When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear. "
- Alfred Eisenstaedt 1898 - 1995
"Photography is not like
painting, there is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is
- Henri Cartier-Bresson 1908-2004
a photographer is making people look at what
I want them to look at" - Ruth
Orkin 1921 - 1985
is what you can get away with" - Andy Warhol
1928 – 1987
my view you cannot claim to have really seen something until you have
photographed it - it brings a whole host of details to the fore which would
otherwise have remained unnoticed and which would have been in the main
impossible to discern."
- Émile Zola, Author
1840 - 1902
effectiveness of a document depends on surprise.
A work of art grows with repeated viewing."
- Walter Benjamin,
1892 – 1940, Literary critic, Philosopher
"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and
before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by
the fire of his own creation."
what photography is is life lit up.”
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same
use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your
and White makes you get right to the essence of what you are taking the
picture of; you're not distracted by the color. I think visually all
Mann, photographer (in an interview with Charlie Rose)
“We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds.”
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing."
(Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter)