Richard Avedon Quotes

Richard Avedon Quotes: Camera lies all the time. It's all it does is lie, because when you choose this moment instead of this moment, when you... the moment you've made a choice, you're lying about something larger. Lying is an ugly word. I don't mean lying. But any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.
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Richard Avedon Quote: Real people move, they bear with them the element of time. It is this fourth dimension of people that I try to capture in a photograph.
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Quotes about Richard Avedon: Snapshots that have been taken of me working show something I was not aware of at all, that over and over again I'm holding my own body or my own hands exactly like the person I'm photographing. I never knew I did that, and obviously what I'm doing is trying to feel, actually physically feel, the way he or she feels at the moment I'm photographing them in order to deepen the sense of connection.
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Quote about Richard Avedon: If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?
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Richard Avedon Sayings: A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he's being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks. He's implicated in what's happening, and he has a certain real power over the result.
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Richard Avedon Saying: To be an artist, you have to nurture the things that most people discard.
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Sayings about Richard Avedon: People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion.
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Saying about Richard Avedon: I never wanted to be called an artist. I wanted to be called a photographer.
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Richard Avedon Quotes: There was no such person as Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was an invention of hers. A genius invention that she created, like an author creates a character. She understood photography, and she also understood what makes a great photograph. She related to it as if she were giving a performance. She gave more to the still camera than any actress-any woman- I've ever photographed.
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Richard Avedon Quote: I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could just work with my eyes alone. To get a satisfactory print, one that contains all that you intended, is very often more difficult and dangerous than the sitting itself. When I'm photographing, I immediately know when I've got the image I really want. But to get the image out of the camera and into the open, is another matter.
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Quotes about Richard Avedon: I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes alone.
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Quote about Richard Avedon: A portrait photographer depends upon another person to complete his picture. The subject imagined, which in a sense is me, must be discovered in someone else willing to take part in a fiction he cannot possibly know about.
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