Mary Ellen Mark Quotes

Mary Ellen Mark Quotes: It's just a matter of who you are and how you talk to people. Your subjects will trust you only if you're confident about what you're doing. It really bothers me when photographers first approach a subject without a camera, try to establish a personal relationship, and only then get out their cameras. It's deceptive. I think you should just show up with a camera, to make your intentions clear. People will either accept you or they won't.
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Mary Ellen Mark Quote: Finding the right subject is the hardest part.
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Quotes about Mary Ellen Mark: The subject gives you the best idea of how to make a photograph. So I just wait for something to happen.
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Quote about Mary Ellen Mark: I want my photographs not only to be real but to portray the essence of my subjects also. In order to do that, you have to be patient.
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Mary Ellen Mark Sayings: One of my all-time favorite photographers is Irving Penn. I wish I could have watched him work.
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Mary Ellen Mark Saying: I always wanted to photograph the universal subjects.
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Sayings about Mary Ellen Mark: Everyone asks me how I get my subjects to open up to me. There's no formula to it. It's just a matter of who you are and how you talk to people - of being yourself.
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Saying about Mary Ellen Mark: I think you reveal yourself by what you choose to photograph, but I prefer photographs that tell more about the subject. There's nothing much interesting to tell about me; what's interesting is the person I'm photographing, and that's what I try to show. [...] I think each photographer has a point of view and a way of looking at the world... that has to do with your subject matter and how you choose to present it. What's interesting is letting people tell you about themselves in the picture.
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