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Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
At first I wasn't sure that I had the talent, but I did know I had a fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
My pictures are my eyes. I photograph what I see - and what I want to see.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
I love this life. I feel like I am always catching my breath and saying, 'Oh! Will you look at that?' Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary life. You don't look for pictures. Your pictures are looking for you.
A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.
I had daydreams and fantasies when I was growing up. I always wanted to live in a log cabin at the foot of a mountain. I would ride my horse to town and pick up provisions. Then return to the cabin, with a big open fire, a record player and peace.
Every time there's a new tool, whether it's Internet or cell phones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it's used.
Beauty and the devil are the same thing.
The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera.
A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is 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.
Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.
I don't talk about success. I don't know what it is. Wait until I'm dead.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
Fashion is a mirror, reflecting the culture.
I think it's obscene. I don't know how you support the monarchy. How can you do that?
The experience of life that you and I have is pretty much a jigsaw puzzle in the box: Day-to-day experiences of disconnected pieces that don't seem to justify the efforts we make each day.
More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect. But also, it was a mysterious thing - I remember wondering what was under those dark New England seas.
People are at their best when they can be natural. And that's the hardest thing as a photographer.
Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual.
I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.
We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.
Looking at my own prom photograph reminds me of how significant that moment was - and how fleeting life is.
Mary Ellen Mark
Water is the key to life, but in frozen form, it is a latent force. And when it vanishes, Earth becomes Mars.
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