“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible”

Oscar Wilde

“I really don’t have any idea about photography, but I take pictures.”

Alex Majoli

“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

“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 creative. Oops! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”

Henri Cartier Bresson

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

Ansel Adams

“I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.”


“A photograph is the pause button on life.”

Ty Holland

“If you’re photographing in color you show the color of their clothes – if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul.”


“One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photos out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photos out of focus are a style.”


“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”

Dorothea Lange

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

Peter Adams