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"I'd like my coffin to be a camera obscura so I can see what's going on outside." - Bill Jay

"Rape is a crime against sleep and memory; it's afterimage imprints itself like an irreversible negative from the camera obscura of dreams." - Pat Conroy

"Memory works like the collection glass in the Camera obscura: it gathers everything together and therewith produces a far more beautiful picture than was present originally." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Creation rather than painting, or if painting, yet such, and with such co-presence of the whole picture flash'd at once upon the eye, as the sun paints in a camera obscura. (Describing his poetic ideal, 1817)" - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"During photography's first decades, exposure times were quite long... So, similar to the drawings produced with the help of a camera obscura, which depicted reality as static and immobile, early photographs represented the world as stable, eternal, unshakable." - Lev Manovich

"If in all ideology men and their circumstances appear upside-down as in a camera obscura, this phenomenon arises just as much from their historical life-process as the inversion of objects on the retina does from the physical life-process." - Friedrich Engels

"Considering that knowledge of the chemical as well as the optical principles of photography was fairly widespread following Schulze's experiment (in 1725)... the circumstance that photography was not invented earlier remains the greatest mystery in its history... It had apparently never occurred to any of the multitude of artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries who were in the habit of using the camera obscura to try to fix its image permanently." - Helmut Gernsheim

"Maybe the only thing each of us can see is our own shadow. Carl Jung called this his shadow work. He said we never see others. Instead we see only aspects of ourselves that fall over them. Shadows. Projections. Our associations. The same way old painters would sit in a tiny dark room and trace the image of what stood outside a tiny window, in the bright sunlight. The camera obscura. Not the exact image, but everything reversed or upside down." - Chuck Palahniuk

"A camera teaches you how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"The camera does not lie." - Proverbs

"Off-camera lives are unverifiable." - Don Delillo

"The camera doesn't intimidate me." - Mitch Gaylord

"It was lights, camera, inaction." - Terry Gilliam

"The camera can photograph thought." - Dirk Bogarde

"The camera photographs what's there." - Jack Nicholson

"Baby she look like a star, but only on camera, only on camera, only on camera." - Drake

"The camera cannot, but the photographer can." - Ansel Adams

"The camera is the eye of history." - Mathew Brady

"The camera is a kind of license." - Diane Arbus

"A camera gives you a purpose." - Ryan Mcginley

"The camera gives you some control." - Ryan Mcginley

"Please state your name for the camera." - Craig Ferguson

"I always carry my camera with me." - David Karp

"I totally love being on camera." - Heather Langenkamp

"The camera looks into your soul." - Joe Pantoliano

"I can't hold a camera anymore." - Eve Arnold

"Off-camera, I sound like Perry Como." - Gilbert Gottfried

"I'm much happier behind the camera." - Andrea Arnold

"I prefer working behind the camera." - Terrence Malick

"Actually, I think I'm funnier off-camera." - Teri Polo

"I have a wild game camera." - Jenn Suhr

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorthea Lange

"Some people say the camera loves me, the truth is, I love the camera." - Nan Kempner

"I don't like to be in front of the camera - my place is behind the camera." - Vilmos Zsigmond

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera." - Dorothea Lange

"I don't know if the camera likes me, but I do like the camera." - Celine Dion

"Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche." - Joshua Leonard

"I'm used to having a camera in my face but not a camera following me." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"I love the luxury of the camera. The camera does so much for you. I like the secrets a camera can tell." - Annette Bening

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." - Alfred Eisenstaedt

"When I'm behind a camera I forget I exist" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera" - Ansel Adams

"I don't need interesting camera angles, I am interesting." - Charlie Chaplin

"The camera adds ten pounds and ten thousand dollars." - Rainn Wilson

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive." - Chow Yun-Fat

"The camera is the least important element in photography." - Julius Shulman

"I'm sure that the camera is part of European art." - David Hockney

"You see the world much better through a camera" - Louis Malle

"When I'm behind a camera I forget I exist" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"I do' have a philosophy. I have a camera." - Saul Leiter

"Don't pack up your camera until you've left the location." - Joe Mcnally

"Life without kids is like a camera without film." - Dirk Benedict

"Take your camera off automatic. You are the photographer." - Steve Coleman

"If Im healthy, that comes across on camera." - Erin Karpluk

"Nobody should touch a Polaroid [camera] until he's over sixty" - Walker Evans

"The camera lies all the time - lies 24 times/second." - Brian De Palma

"The best camera is the one you have with you." - Jay Maisel

"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory." - John Berger

"Either the camera will dance, or I will." - Fred Astaire

"A camera has interesting ideas of its own." - John Szarkowski

"Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera." - Minor White

"The camera basically is a license to explore." - Jerry Uelsmann

"The instrument is not the camera but the photographer." - Eve Arnold

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive" - Chow Yun-Fat

"I don't have a philosophy. I have a camera." - Saul Leiter

"I'm gay. It feels so weird saying it on camera!" - Lucas Cruikshank

"A good writer writes with a camera, not a pen." - Robert Newton Peck

"I've always been taught to completely ignore the camera." - Jack Reynor

"It gives you more freedom, the digital camera." - Rob Reiner

"The camera is really the play-by-play person." - Joe Buck

"We grew up with a camera in front of us." - Saoirse Ronan

"If I'm healthy, that comes across on camera." - Erin Karpluk

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive." - Chow Yunfat

"I feel pretty comfortable in front of a camera." - Steve Aoki

"Audrey Hepburn's face was made for the camera." - Christine Baranski

"The camera is the slave to the actor." - John Cassavetes

"Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician." - Janice Dickinson

"There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation." - Allan Dwan

"I love being in front of the camera." - Paz De La Huerta

"I bought a camera with my first ever paycheck." - Alice Englert

"I think the camera was always my obsession, the camera movements. Because for me it's the most important thing in the move, the camera, because without the camera, film is just a stage or television - nothing." - Dario Argento

"I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera." - Brendan Fraser

"I'm willing to go further than other people on camera." - Jane Krakowski

"I don't have a great face for camera." - Tracy Letts

"I don't like working in front of a camera." - Laurie Metcalf

"Remember when vacation photos meant toting along a bulky camera?" - Peter Diamandis

"I don't really know how to work a camera." - Zoe Sugg

"They say the camera never lies. It lies every day." - Cesar Romero

"What woman wants a camera following around her naked butt?" - Charlotte Ross

"I like doing film, you know, single-camera." - Ray Romano

"Men still control the news, both on and off camera." - Jessica Savitch

"There's something inimical about the camera and song." - Stephen Sondheim

"The stigma that used to exist many years ago, that actors from film don't do television, seems to have disappeared. That camera doesn't know it's a TV camera... or even a streaming camera. It's just a camera." - Kevin Spacey

"I made the intentional choice to step behind the camera." - Kathy Ireland

"Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera." - Penelope Spheeris

"No photographer is as good as the simplest camera." - Edward Steichen

"I don't like to move the camera that much anyway." - Stanley Tucci

"I do not like being in front of the camera." - Kelly Wearstler

"I don't like acting; not in front of the camera." - Spike Lee

"I like to know where the camera is." - Jeff Bridges

"If you think it, the camera will see it." - Wes Craven

"The camera is as subjective as we are." - Bertrand Russell

"I don't take the camera out with me. My eyes are the camera for me every day." - Patrick Demarchelier

"I'm trying to use the camera to get into people's heads. I use camera techniques a lot to articulate character." - Tony Scott

"[The small camera] taught me energy and decisiveness and immediacy ... The large camera taught me reverence, patience, and meditation." - Joel Meyerowitz

"A camera is a camera, a shot is a shot, how you tell the story is the main thing." - Christopher Nolan

"I am very proud of my husband, both behind the camera and in front of the camera." - Pauletta Pearson Washington

"I love goofing around, and I love breaking people's balls. I do it off camera, as well as on camera." - Vinnie Jones

"The less friendly your relationship is on camera, the more useful it is to be friends with them off camera." - Harry Lloyd

"My first time on camera - actually, I think my first time on camera was a soap opera: 'Love Of Life.'" - Dan Lauria

"I think I've spent more time in front of a camera than off camera. That's just the way it is." - Nicolas Cage

"What is Atlas Obscura? So, it was a small digital media company. It's an atlas, it's literally like, an atlas of places, wonderful, unusual places." - David Plotz

"It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see." - James A Baldwin

"I'd like to use IMAX. The problem with IMAX is that it's a very loud camera. It's a very unreliable camera. Only so much film can be in the camera. You can't really do intimate scenes with it." - J J Abrams

"The camera cannot leave the man, but the man can leave the camera. It's in the style of documentary where you make an agreement between a camera and a man and say, "I'm going to film you now."" - Tobias Lindholm

"Whenever there's a camera around, a video or film camera, it's a great deal harder for those in power to bury the story." - Peter Gabriel

"Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture." - Alberto Korda

"Never ever say the word shoot when you are taking a picture with a camera because a camera is not a violent weapon." - Ruth Bernhard

"The camera is a remarkable instrument. Saturate yourself with your subject, and the camera will all but take you by the hand and point the way." - Margaret Bourke-White

"Ever since the invention of the camera, people have been trying to create 3D, because we see things in 3D, and everyone's aware that the camera doesn't." - Ian Mckellen

"I'm a film rat. I love being in front of a camera. I love being behind a camera. I love talking to the director. I love talking film." - Jim Caviezel

"I know what to do with the camera because I see the giant in the camera when I'm operating it live on the set." - Bryan Singer

"I think about it all the time. I love filmmaking. Whether I'd be in front of the camera or behind the camera, I just love that world." - Nicolas Cowan

"You should never use the camera to make your pictures. You use yourself, your experience to make the picture with the camera. Not the other way around." - Antonin Kratochvil

"For example, in my dorm, at the University of Kentucky, I had the only camera. I don't think anyone came to college with a camera, other than me." - Sam Abell

"...the movie is not a thing which is taken by the camera; the movie is the reality of the movie moving from reality to the camera." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I think that film is still an artform and it doesn't really matter if you're using a digital camera or a film camera." - Vilmos Zsigmond

"the movie is not a thing which is taken by the camera; the movie is the reality of the movie moving from reality to the camera." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!" - Ansel Adams

"Twenty-four hour news delivers people who stand and talk to camera rather than deliver reported packages with their own camera crew where it's happening." - Kate Adie

"I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen." - Taylor Hackford

"It is not a camera, or a reporter that makes something real and genuine; more often a camera or a reporter does the opposite." - Curtis Sittenfeld

"After you play husband and wife on camera multiple times, it becomes easy to be husband and wife off camera as well." - Amy Yasbeck

"A lot of people don't like to eat on camera, but I eat on camera all the time. I'm standing in for the viewer." - Rick Bayless

"Comic timing... is how to have a relationship with the camera and deal with the camera without looking like you are." - Colleen Haskell

"I have a theory that the only way you can be any good is if the camera likes you. If the camera doesn't like you, you are gone." - Howard Hawks

"I like having the digital camera on my smart phone, but I also like having a dedicated camera for when I want to take real pictures." - Jeff Bezos

"The camera was kind to me. But I was never a screen personality like Gable or Flynn. The camera did something with their faces that was special." - Don Ameche

"With film acting, and often when the camera comes very close, you just have to think about something and the camera will pick it up." - Ruth Wilson

"I think from an early age I was aware of how a camera can tell a story, how a movie camera can affect how the narrative is told." - Brian Selznick

"Your camera is the best critic there is. Critics never see as much as the camera does. It is more perceptive than the human eye." - Douglas Sirk

"It wasn't like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression." - Nikki Sixx

"Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera." - Alfred Molina

"For me, the brand of the camera is not the most important thing. I think you can take good pictures with the camera on your phone." - Anja Niedringhaus

"I don't click pictures. People carry a camera with them while travelling, take pictures, keep them as memories, but I don't. I don't even have a camera." - Katrina Kaif

"I can't live and hold the camera, someone gotta take this" - Drake

"I compose the frame literally with the camera. Unless it makes a story point." - Steven Spielberg

"I constantly doubt myself. I only feel confident in front of the camera." - Anushka Sharma



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