What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity.
Photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache, but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.
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Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts.
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
The rules of wildlife are simple and clear, which is not the case for men.
I started photographing amazing African wildlife for my own pleasure. It was like a much-needed antidote to my life in the city, which I was fast becoming allergic to.
Many photographers get involved with the people whom they take pictures of; others prefer being observers, keeping a certain distance.
Sometimes, I am lucky because all factors are combined - composition, light, emotion - and sometimes not. Most of the time, I must be patient and wait.
My first exhibition oriented towards raising awareness was in 2008 in Paris. That was the first time I felt like I actually did something related to wildlife protection, and ever since that time, I haven't stopped.