ציטוטים נבחרים מפי גדולי הצלמים

כתב: גלעד בן שץ – מייסד ומדריך בכיר ב"מסגרת-מקום של צילום"

מאמר זה יהיה מעט שונה מהרגיל – לא חייבים לקרוא את כולו בבת אחת, לא חייבים לקרוא לפי הסדר וכדאי לחזור ולעיין בו כמה פעמים. הוא מוקדש כולו לצלמים הגדולים ביותר מאז ראשית עידן הצילום ועד ימינו. אני מביא בפניכם ציטוטים נבחרים מפי אותם צלמים שעיצבו את ההיסטוריה של הצילום (בחרתי בקבוצה מצומצמת  ביותר כיוון שיש המון צלמים/ציטוטים). הציטוטים באנגלית, את השמות כדאי להכיר, המילים שלהם שוות זהב… תיהנו!

Ansel Adams

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it”

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it”

“There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer”

“There’s nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept”

“The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster”

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop”

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment”

“The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance”

“A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words”

“A good photographer is knowing where to stand”

Jay Maisel

“Always carry a camera, it’s tough to shoot a picture without one”

“Never say you’re going back – SHOOT IT NOW”

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it”

“Try to go out empty and let your images fill you up”

“It’s always around. You just don’t see it”

“If you can capture the element of surprise, you’re way ahead of the game”

“When finding the right angle for a shot…’Move your ass’”

“You are responsible for every part of your image, even the parts you’re not interested in”

“If the light is great in front of you, you should turn around and see what it is doing behind you”

“Each picture you take has power as long as it brings experience to the person who’s looking at it”

“If you want to make more interesting pictures, become a more interesting person”

Dian Arbus

“Photography was a licence to go whenever I wanted and to do what I wanted to do”

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

“One thing that struck me very early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in”

“The camera is cruel, so I try to be as good as I can to make things even”

“For me the subject of a picture is always more important than the picture. And more complicated”

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them”

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies”

Richard Avedon

“I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish: if I could just work with my eyes alone”

“There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth”

“The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion”

“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph”

Henri Cartier Bresson

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head”

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”

“Of all the means of expression, photography is the only one that fixes a precise moment in time”

“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”

“A photographer must always work with the greatest respect for his subject and in terms of his own point of view”

“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt”

“Thinking should be done before and after, not during photographing”

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures”

“Of course it’s all luck”

Gregory Heisler

“Photography’s 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent moving furniture”

“To me, style is like your fingerprint. Nobody else has it”

“It happens a lot. The first frame is the winner”

Annie Leibovitz

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time”

“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph”

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people”

“Coming tight was boring to me, just the face… it didn’t have enough information”

“You don’t have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth”

Eduard Steichen

“I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself”

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it”

“When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration”

“Every other artist begins (with) a blank canvas, a piece of paper… the photographer begins with the finished product”

“Once you really commence to see things, then you really commence to feel things”

כפי שציינתי בפתיחה יש עוד רבים וטובים והיריעה קצרה מלהכיל את כולם. אותי מאוד עניין לראות כיצד הציטוטים משקפים את הסגנון צילום של כל אחד מהצלמים שהבאתי בפניכם. אני ממש ממליץ לעשות "גוגל" על השמות וקצת להכיר את האנשים המוזכרים. קראתי בזמן הכתיבה ואחריה את הציטוטים כמה פעמים ובאופן אישי אני יכול לומר שיש כאן כמה וכמה אמירות שאני ממש מתחבר אליהן ומזדהה איתן.

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