Quotes on Color Photography

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. Edward Steichen
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Photography could have been invented in color. Colors existed. Jean-Luc Godard
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In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color. William Albert Allard
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Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. Edward Steichen
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I just directed another picture called 'American Dream' with Nick Stahl. Just finished shooting principal photography right before I started ['Lincoln']. Janusz Kaminski
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Color was the palette of commercial photography and snapshot photography. Martin Parr
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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
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I see all of them. All the colors. Lois Lowry
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I like vibrant colors. Laura Esquivel
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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
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When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul! Ted Grant
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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. Aaron Siskind
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. Dorothea Lange
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Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face. Edward Steichen
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...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
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I do read many of the photography magazines from the U.K. and abroad. Martin Parr
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When I was younger I used to be really into photography, and I still am, I just don't really get to do it besides taking my own artists photos and stuff like that. Melanie Martinez
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Photography and painting, all of that fed into my directing eventually. Dennis Hopper
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I'm a big believer in practical and location photography. Jonathan Nolan
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I love to write and do photography, as a cathartic experience. Dan Payne
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Apart from the traditional paintings I also dabble with a little photography. St. Lucia
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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
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I start a lot of photo projects but never seem to. . . . Bill Jay
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I was offered $100,000 for a print. Then I woke up. Bill Jay
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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
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Prose is a photography, poetry is a painting in oil-colors. Austin O'Malley
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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
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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. Diane Arbus
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If you were a crayon, what color would you most like to make out with? Hank Green
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So many humans. So many colors. Markus Zusak
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Slavery was never abolished, it was only extended to include all the colors. Charles Bukowski
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I am definitely a person of color. Vin Diesel
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Black is not a color. Edouard Manet
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I seek to widen, narrow narratives of women of color. Michaela Angela Davis
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Color is crucial in painting, but it is very hard to talk about. Roy Lichtenstein
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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
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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
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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
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No photographer is as good as the simplest camera. Edward Steichen
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Wherever there is light, one can photograph. Alfred Stieglitz
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Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees. Paul Strand
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Having a favorite color is like having a favorite lung. Sara Genn
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My favorite color is you. Suzanne Brockmann
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It's wrong to discriminate based on skin color when there are so many other reasons not to like someone. Dennis Miller
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Like Robert Mapplethorpe, Helmut Newton, and so many others before me, sexual imagery has always been a part of my photography. Terry Richardson
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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
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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
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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
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I'm going to put every aspect of myself out into the world and try to convey it through photography. Ryan Mcginley
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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
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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
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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
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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
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True, there are photographers who are failed artists, but so are most artists. Bill Jay
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I talk a lot about photography. It's cheap becuase my supply always exceeds demand. Bill Jay
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Photographers have already photographed everything too many times, except cheese. Bill Jay
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If it is not an interesting picture when in focus, it is not going to be a better picture out of focus. Bill Jay
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'I am a camera' but it is a discontinued model. Bill Jay
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A few photographers make a killing; the rest can't make a living. Bill Jay
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I love photography. My boyfriend's got a great camera, which I bought for his birthday. Sarah Sutton
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I love to play the guitar. I also love photography and fashion. Emily Osment
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The difficulty with color is to go beyond the fact that it's color ? to have it be not just a colorful picture but really be a picture about something. It's difficult. So often color gets caught up in color, and it becomes merly decorative. Some photographers use it brilliantly to make visual statements combining color and content; otherwise it is empty. Mary Ellen Mark
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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
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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
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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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I believe that the essence of photography is black and white. Color is but a deviance. Sarah Moon
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Photography has always been associated with death. Reality is colorful, yet early photography always took the color out of reality and made it black-and-white. Color is life; black-and-white is death. There was a ghost hidden in the invention of photography. Nobuyoshi Araki
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My philosophy, like color television, is all there in black and white. Graham Chapman
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Pain is pain, hurt is hurt, fear is fear, anger is anger, and it has no color. Iyanla Vanzant
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The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it. Leonardo Da Vinci
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People who have nothing better to do than talk about my hair color have no lives. Madonna Ciccone
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If you're bourgeois, money is it. It's all the questions and all the answers. Ain't no E-flat or color blue, only $12.98 or $1,000. If it isn't money, it isn't nothing. John Coltrane
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I am the kind of person that is drawn to colors against my will. Mindy Kaling
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Love life day by day, color by color, touch by touch. Sylvia Plath
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