Black And White Photography Quotes

Black And White Photography Quotes by Imogen Cunningham, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Doisneau, Maureen O’Hara, Ansel Adams, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and many others.

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm goi

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.
Imogen Cunningham
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
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.
Robert Doisneau
In the beginning it was all black and white.
Maureen O’Hara
…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
I just get the will to do it.  I don’t plan a photograph in advance…  I work by impulse.  No philosophy.  No ideas.  Not by the head but by the eyes.  Eventually inspiration comes-instinct is the same as inspiration, and eventually it comes.
Manuel Alvarez Bravo
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.
Doris Lessing
Which is probably the reason why I work exclusively in black and white… to highlight that contrast.
Leonard Nimoy
I am inspired by great food, theater, books, the beach, black-and-white photography, and great vocalists, like Dianne Reeves, Alice Smith, and Shirley Horn. I am inspired by my mentor Diana Castle, who is guiding me towards a truth and honesty in my life and work that I have always longed for.
Erica Tazel
Black-and-white photography, which I was doing in the very early days, was essentially called art photography and usually consisted of landscapes by people like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. But photographs by people like Adams didn’t interest me.
William Eggleston
The eye should learn to listen before it looks.
Robert Frank
Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.
William Klein
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
Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Louis Aragon
To some extent, the cult surrounding black-and-white photography is based on nostalgia.
Rene Burri
In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
August Sander