There are always two people in every picture : the photographer and the viewer .
You don't take a photograph , you make it.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure .
Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures .
~ Helmut Newton
Photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure . If a man wishes to express himself photographically, he must understand , surely to a certain extent, his relationship to life. I am interested in relating the problems that affect me to some set of values that I am trying to discover and establish as being my life. I want to discover and establish them through photography .
~ Harry Callahan
"Now that everyone in the developed world seems to own some form of camera, a different space has opened for documentary photographers. It's a space free from specific events, where there are different expectations, where it is first and foremost about ideas. Now we can all take pictures, with varying degrees of consistency, more than ever before it's about what we do with photography."