Quotes on Color Photography

Photography could have been invented in color. Colors existed. Jean-Luc Godard

In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color. William Albert Allard

I don't know how to say easily what I learned. One thing I can say I learned is how amazing photography could be. Garry Winogrand

I just directed another picture called 'American Dream' with Nick Stahl. Just finished shooting principal photography right before I started ['Lincoln']. Janusz Kaminski

Color was the palette of commercial photography and snapshot photography. Martin Parr

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world. Arnold Newman

On my darkest days, I wear my brightest colors. Cyndi Lauper

I see all of them. All the colors. Lois Lowry

I like vibrant colors. Laura Esquivel

Colors are things we experience. Alva Noe

My part in AC/DC is just adding the color on top. Angus Young

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. Ernst Haas

When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul! Ted Grant

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. Aaron Siskind

Only in black and white can I see the design and textures. I don't consider color photography art. Black and white is an interpretation. Color is a duplication. Clyde Butcher

In black and white there are more colors than color photography, because you are not blocked by any colors so you can use your experiences, your knowledge, and your fantasy, to put colors into black and white. Anders Petersen

The first thing I do is take Polaroids of the sitter - 10 or 12 color Polaroids and eight or 10 black-and whites. Chuck Close

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. W Eugene Smith

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Robert Frank

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. Elliott Erwitt

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange

Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face. Edward Steichen

...one sees differently with color photography than black-and-white... in short, visualization must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used. Ansel Adams

My only interest in photographing is photography. Garry Winogrand

If I photograph you I don't have you, I have a photograph of you. It's got its own thing. That's really what photography, still photography, is about. Garry Winogrand

You know, you get into the business of commercial photography, and that's all you do is photograph what you know. That's what you're hired for. Garry Winogrand

Photography and painting, all of that fed into my directing eventually. Dennis Hopper

I'm a big believer in practical and location photography. Jonathan Nolan

I love to write and do photography, as a cathartic experience. Dan Payne

Apart from the traditional paintings I also dabble with a little photography. St. Lucia

I've been into photography for years and I do it as often as possible. I'm just trying to develop myself. C. J. Wilson

I start a lot of photo projects but never seem to. . . . Bill Jay

I was offered $100,000 for a print. Then I woke up. Bill Jay

I do read many of the photography magazines from the U.K. and abroad. Martin Parr

I've been working with photography for many years. Leonard Nimoy

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. Edward Steichen

Beware of color theories. Theories in color photography are dangerous. The plain fact that there are so many of them proves my point. Ernst Haas

White is the color of decomposition. White is also no color. White is nothing. In photography, the paper is white, next comes the light, which is also white, then the shadow is created, the apparition. Dieter Appelt

Prose is a photography, poetry is a painting in oil-colors. Austin O'Malley

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. Diane Arbus

We literally just finished making this gown 20 minutes ago. I love it. It's my favorite color. Erykah Badu

So many humans. So many colors. Markus Zusak

Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors. Charles Bukowski

The meaning of a word - to me - is not as exact as the meaning of a color. Colors and shapes make a more definite statement than words. Georgia O'Keeffe

I seek to widen, narrow narratives of women of color. Michaela Angela Davis

Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about. Roy Lichtenstein

If you were a crayon, what color would you most like to make out with? Hank Green

I am definitely a person of color. Vin Diesel

There are many people of color who are very talented. James D Watson

It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form. Hans Hofmann

One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty... absolute certainty. Paul Outerbridge

Color tends to corrupt photography and absolute color corrupts it absolutely. Consider the way color film usually renders blue sky, green foliage, lipstick red, and the kiddies' playsuit. These are four simple words which must be whispered: color photography is vulgar. Walker Evans

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. Aaron Siskind

I like the color red because it's a fire. And I see myself as always being on fire. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Having a favorite color is like having a favorite lung. Sara Genn

It's wrong to discriminate based on skin color when there are so many other reasons not to like someone. Dennis Miller

I do not think there is any question of photography being an art form! Ansel Adams

I think photography is being recognized and collected. Its values have certainly gone up and continue to go up. Ansel Adams

[Photography is ] likewise even French impressionists. So the Sculls bought pop. It was politics, and they moved with it. And I think that could be happening, to some degree, with photography, too. It doesn't cost as much to do it, either. Garry Winogrand

You've got a number of things that take place that are peculiar to still photography. One: how a picture looks - what you photograph is responsible for how a photograph looks. In other words, it's responsible for the form. Garry Winogrand

After the war, photography came alive, in part because everybody started to use the 35mm camera, and worked on the street instead of in a studio, and that made an enormous difference in not only how photographs looked, but what they were about. Robert Benton

I started thinking of digital imaging, not photography, in 1994 as it seemed the most appropriate way to deal with ideas of biotechnology and advertising. My practice is conceptual. Patricia Piccinini

I use whatever media I think will best express my ideas and therefore I don't have a lot invested in the idea of photography specifically. I am more interested in Art. Patricia Piccinini

I'm going to put every aspect of myself out into the world and try to convey it through photography. Ryan Mcginley

The question of the social uses of photography opens out into the very largest issues of the self, of the relationship to community, to reality. Susan Sontag

And even being in the middle of it, at the LVMH group with Dior, there are certain parts of it that I'm just not really in, because it's not in me or my nature. The whole scene around it, the events, the photography ... It's never really been my thing. But I don't take a critical position on people who are very much about that either. Raf Simons

I've never taken a script to the stage or to principal photography and said, "This is perfect. This is as good as it can possibly be." It's not Shakespeare, you know; you know it can probably be better. Harold Ramis

I had no real photography experience, thankfully. I consciously took a lot of crowd shots. I was influenced by Seattle photographer Charles Peterson, who always seemed to incorporate fans in his live band shots. Bruce Pavitt

True, there are photographers who are failed artists, but so are most artists. Bill Jay

I talk a lot about photography. It's cheap becuase my supply always exceeds demand. Bill Jay

Photographers have already photographed everything too many times, except cheese. Bill Jay

If it is not an interesting picture when in focus, it is not going to be a better picture out of focus. Bill Jay

'I am a camera' but it is a discontinued model. Bill Jay

A few photographers make a killing; the rest can't make a living. Bill Jay

Words are difficult and photography takes the words away from things. It's difficult to talk about something that seems to come very naturally to you, to explain a process. A moment is really difficult to put on paper. Daria Werbowy

I love to play the guitar. I also love photography and fashion. Emily Osment

Only photograph what you love. Tim Walker

Light is the photographic medium par excellence; it is to the photographer what words are to the writer; color and paint to the painter; wood, metal, stone, or clay to the sculptor. Andreas Feininger

I have been using the art of photography to research the ways in which the pictorial strategies of the Nineteenth Century color the way in which the American landscape is apprehended by today's viewers. John Pfahl

I regard photography and film simply as new technical means which painters must absolutely make use of, just as from time out of mind they have made use of brush, charcoal and color. It is certain, however, that photography and film must become as evocative for the sensibility as pencil, charcoal and brush. (1927) Kazimir Malevich



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