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Landscape Photography Quotes


"I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued." - Galen Rowell

"Landscape shapes culture" - Terry Tempest Williams

"We rely, I think, on landscape photography to make intelligible to us what we already know." - Robert Adams

"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment." - Ansel Adams

"Photography is truth." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Men have dominated the field of landscape photography just as they have dominated the land itself. Thus shooting a virgin landscape has been man's work - hunting, not gardening." - Lucy R. Lippard

"Hands are the heart's landscape." - Pope John Paul Ii

"I get excited by landscape." - Adrienne Kennedy

"Color was the palette of commercial photography and snapshot photography." - Martin Parr

"Photography is painting with light" - Miroslav Tichy

"Nobody can commit photography alone." - Marshall Mcluhan

"My father did advertising photography." - Andreas Gursky

"Computer photography won't be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical." - Annie Leibovitz

"Writing enlarges the landscape of the mind." - V S Pritchett

"Dance is the landscape of man's soul." - Martha Graham

"Each city has its own culinary landscape." - Padma Lakshmi

"You can't transmit a landscape, happily enough." - Jean-Luc Godard

"Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill." - David Hockney

"I think photography has made us see the landscape in a very dull way - that's one of its effects. It's not spatial." - David Hockney

"Photography was my choice of weapons." - Gordon Parks

"News photography teaches you to think fast." - Weegee

"Photography is the product of complete alienation." - Marcel Proust

"My only interest in photographing is photography." - Garry Winogrand

"Contrast is what makes photography interesting." - Conrad Hall

"I came to photography by accident." - Eve Arnold

"I would love to study photography." - Emma Roberts

"Photography is and is not a language; language also is and is not a photography." - William J. Mitchell

"I am a former economist. I never went to photography school to learn photography." - Sebastiao Salgado

"I believe that street photography is central to the issue of photography-that it is purely photographic, whereas the other genres, such as landscape and portrait photography, are a little more applied, more mixed in the with the history of painting and other art forms." - Joel Meyerowitz

"Touch is the landscape / of what is possible." - Kate Green

"A temple is a landscape of the soul." - Joseph Campbell

"God' said the Ghost, glancing around the landscape." - C S Lewis

"...death seemed the most prevalent feature of the landscape." - Cormac Mccarthy

"All gardening is landscape painting,' said Alexander Pope." - Rebecca Solnit

"Space-as landscape, terrain, spectacle, experience-has vanished." - Rebecca Solnit

"In the landscape of extinction, precision is next to godliness." - Samuel Beckett

"Memory is the fourth dimension to any landscape." - Janet Fitch

"Landscape painting is the obvious resource of misanthropy." - William Hazlitt

"Man is always and everywhere a blight on the landscape." - John Muir

"Landscape is a piece that is emotional and psychological." - Jim Hodges

"I have been using the art of photography to research the ways in which the pictorial strategies of the Nineteenth Century color the way in which the American landscape is apprehended by today's viewers." - John Pfahl

"Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment." - Galen Rowell

"Photography is not documentary, but intuition, a poetic experience." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"To me photography must suggest, not insist or explain." - Brassai

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving." - Aaron Siskind

"Photography is a way of introducing people to other people." - William Albert Allard

"Photography is a very important part of my life." - Conrad Hall

"Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation." - Henri Cartierbresson

"All my film ideas and subjects have come from photography." - Lauren Greenfield

"For me, photography only stopped because I was selling books." - Ben Schott

"Landscapes, heads and naked women are called artistic photography, while photographs of current events are called press photography." - Alexander Rodchenko

"Of course I will continue photography. I love photography. But when you become old, it's too much." - Sebastiao Salgado

"Humans have changed the landscape so much, but images of the sea could be shared with primordial people. I just project my imagination on to the viewer, even the first human being. I think first and then imagine some scenes. Then I go out and look for them. Or I re-create these images with my camera. I love photography because photography is the most believable medium. Painting can lie, but photography never lies: that is what people used to believe." - Hiroshi Sugimoto

"It's possible to think of photography as an act of editing, a matter of where you put your rectangle pull it out or take it away. Sometimes people ask me about films, cameras and development times in order to find out how to do landscape photography. The first thing I do in landscape photography is go out there and talk to the land - form a relationship, ask permission, it's not about going out there like some paparazzi with a Leica and snapping a few pictures, before running off to print them." - Michael Kenna

"The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"Your landscape in a western is one of the most important characters the film has. The best westerns are about man against his own landscape." - Ridley Scott

"[David Lean's] images stay with me forever. But what makes them memorable isn't necessarily their beauty. That's just good photography. It's the emotion behind those images that's meant the most to me over the years. It's the way David Lean can put feeling on film. The way he shows a whole landscape of the spirit. For me, that's the real geography of David Lean country. And that's why, in a David Lean movie, there's no such thing as an empty landscape." - Martin Scorsese

"All aspects of photography interest me and I feel for the female body the same curiosity and the same love as for a landscape, a face or anything else which interests me. In any case, the nude is a form of landscape. There are no reasons for my photographs, nor any rules; all depends on the mood of the moment, on the mood of the model." - Jeanloup Sieff

"Improvising musicians are musical travelers, voyagers. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape." - Gary Burton

"Love is a landscape the long mountains define but don't shut off from the unseeable distance." - Denise Levertov

"Let your heart travel lightly. Because what you bring with you becomes part of the landscape." - Anne Bishop

"The horizon is more than a convention of landscape painting, less than truth." - Mason Cooley

"In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered." - Melissa Brown

"If equations are trains threading the landscape of numbers, then no train stops at pi." - Richard Preston

"The body repeats the landscape. They are the source of each other and create each other." - Meridel Le Sueur

"The finest landscape in the world is improved by a good inn in the foreground." - Samuel Johnson

"Before I got glasses, I thought Monet was the world's only realist landscape painter." - Jo Walton

"The landscape belongs to the person who looks at it..." -Ralph Waldo Emerson" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mind is never more highly gratified than in contemplating a natural landscape." - Henry Home

"The older a people grows, the more it absorbs its own landscape and builds to it." - Pearl S Buck

"Onshore wind turbines are visually a very considerable intrusion on any landscape." - Tim Yeo

"The landscape thinks itself in me and I am its consciousness." - Paul Cezanne

"Like many features of a landscape, knowledge looks different from different angles." - David Bloor

"Each man, when he dies, sees the landscape of his own soul." - Martine Leavitt

"The landscape of my childhood was one of fierce occupation by trees." - Janisse Ray

"It's hard to negotiate the present landscape with a brain and a female body" - Meryl Streep

"The fake Zionist regime will disappear from the landscape of geography." - Ali Khamenei

"It's our landscape which defines our identity and it's what I'm most grateful for." - Mick Dodson

"I see evidence of my own racist brainwashing when exploring the landscape of current foreign policy." - Margaret Cho

"Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view?" - John Dyer

"He is but a landscape-painter, And a village maiden she." - Alfred Tennyson

"Something unpronounceable followed by a long silence points out my life is becoming a landscape." - Mary Ruefle

"Sex, without society as its landscape, has never been of much interest to fiction." - Elizabeth Hardwick

"The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

"Reading (...) is an act of resistance in a landscape of distraction." - David L. Ulin

"A path is a prior interpretation of the best way to traverse a landscape." - Rebecca Solnit

"The landscape you grow up in speaks to you in a way that nowhere else does." - Molly Parker

"A book, like a landscape, is a state of consciousness varying with readers." - Ernest Dimnet

"The clear French landscape is as pure as a verse of Racine." - Paul Cezanne

"Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process." - Arthur Erickson

"I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content." - Arthur Boyd

"I live in a landscape, which every single day of my life is enriching." - Daniel Day-Lewis

"The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world." - Georges Simenon

"I really do believe that art changes the landscape of the world." - Marc Jacobs

"We do not build speedways, but roads which correspond to the character of the German landscape." - Fritz Todt

"I always thought of the English landscape as being English gardens." - Robert Wilson

"The landscape of any farm is the owner's portrait of himself." - Aldo Leopold

"I didn't choose photography. Photography chose me." - Gerardo Suter

"The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of 'how to do'. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment." - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

"If I photograph you I don't have you, I have a photograph of you. It's got its own thing. That's really what photography, still photography, is about." - Garry Winogrand

"I wanted to be a scientist. I did a thesis on lions. But I realised photography can show things writing can't. Lions were my professor of photography." - Yann Arthusbertrand

"Photography is Art and Art is Photography." - Martin Parr

"For me, going back to itinerant landscape painting, it's not about returning to an older method, but about building on what happened in the 20th century in photography. And also highlighting what the differences are between a painting and a photograph in picturing space." - Cynthia Daignault

"I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain. Emulsions, liquid developers, silver salts, and fixers interact, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind's eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver." - Paul Caponigro

"Everybody now has a camera, whether it is a professional instrument or just part of a phone. Landscape photography is a pastime enjoyed by more and more. Getting it right is not an issue. It is difficult to make a mistake with the sophisticated technology we now have. Making a personal and creative image is a far greater challenge." - Michael Kenna

"'Woman on the Plaza,' with its distinct horizon, snow-like surfaces, wintry wall, stunning sunlight, sharp shadows, and hurrying figure, would become the most biographical of my photographs - an abstract image of the landscape and life of northern Ohio where I grew up and first practiced photography." - Sam Abell

"I can go into the wilderness and not see anyone for days and experience a kind of space that hasn't changed for tens of thousands of years. Having that experience was necessary to my perception of how photography can look at the changes humanity has brought about in the landscape. My work does become a kind of lament." - Edward Burtynsky

"There's only one rule in photography - never develop colour film in chicken noodle soup." - Freeman Patterson

"Street Photography is like fishing. Catching the fish is more exciting than eating it..." - Thomas Leuthard

"Photography is my passion." - Alfred Stieglitz

"Photography, like alcohol, should only be allowed to those who can do without it." - Walter Sickert

"Instantaneity is photography." - Edgar Degas

"Good photography is unpretentious." - Walker Evans

"All photography is propaganda." - Martin Parr

"If youre not interested in life, then photography has no meaning" - Ruth Bernhard

"Photography is about savoring life at 1/100th of a second." - Marc Riboud

"Things happen in front of you. That's perhaps the most wonderful and mysterious aspect of photography." - Annie Leibovitz

"I didnt know photography would take me to the places that it has taken me" - Carrie Mae Weems

"I believe in the relation between photography and music; And thats my inspiration." - Man Ray

"For me, the act of photography is all about discovery and finding new things." - Alec Soth

"You don't have to shoot the film in the first couple days of principal photography." - Seamus McGarvey

"Photography invites one to give up any attempt to delineate such things as can delineate themselves." - Paul Valery

"Photography is the first art wherein the tool does most of the work." - John Updike

"Photography turns people into things and their image into a mass consumer product." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Photography is a witness against the mistaken opinion that art is an imitation of nature." - Heinrich Heine

"I always said it kept me alive - photography - because it did. It was my catharsis." - Bruce Gilden

"I love photography. I like to write. I like coaching. I've made jewelry. I'm very creative." - Diandra Asbaty

"A lot of the photography I'm doing and thinking about is directed at Instagram." - Stephen Shore

"I love photography and art-directing is something that I really would enjoy to do." - Gianni Versace

"I had a love for photography, which of course rolled into cinematography." - Scoot Mcnairy

"Because I'm interested in depiction, representation, therefore you're interested in photography. You don't ignore it." - David Hockney

"I don't really use still photography very much anymore except to document my work." - Robert Barry

"For me photography is an excuse to be nosy about things I want to know about." - David Hurn

"There are two dirty words in photography, one is art, the other is good taste" - Helmut Newton

"Photography threatens fantasy." - Taryn Simon

"I'm not a religious person. The language of photography is symbolic." - Sebastiao Salgado

"Of course, I won't be abandoning photography, because it is my life." - Sebastiao Salgado

"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time." - John Berger

"I always saw photography as a way to get to film." - Francesco Carrozzini

"Apart from photography and music videos, I also do graphic design." - Anton Corbijn

"The really simple approach to photography is a great balance to making the films." - Anton Corbijn

"Photography is an accident." - Patrick Demarchelier

"I started out doing music videos and photography, and I always loved writing." - Brendan Fletcher

"The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography." - Alberto Korda

"Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dare." - Bill Brandt

"Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that." - Steven Soderbergh

"Photography, for me, is something I can control fully. It's wholly my own expressions." - Mia Wasikowska

"I'd love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities." - Mia Wasikowska

"Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema." - David Lynch

"I have always found photography magical, and became more taken with it whilst modeling." - Hanneli Mustaparta



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