I know these are not pictures, but they inspire me and maybe they will inspire you too.
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”
– Irving Penn
“You know what a camera is? A mirror with memory”.
“A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into.”
– Ansel Adams
“Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.”
“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they’re doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
– Erica O’Rourke
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
“When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.”
– Aleksandar Hemon
“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.”