The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
Pick a theme and work it to exhaustion... the subject must be something you truly love or truly hate.
Hands off! I do not molest what I photograph, I do not meddle and I do not arrange.
This benefit of seeing... can come only if you pause a while, extricate yourself from the maddening mob of quick impressions ceaselessly battering our lives, and look thoughtfully at a quiet image... the viewer must be willing to pause, to look again, to meditate.
It is no accident that the photographer becomes a photographer any more than the lion tamer becomes a lion tamer.