Best 76 of Annie Leibovitz quotes - MyQuotes

Follow
Annie Leibovitz
By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

There must be a reason why photographers are not very good at verbal communication. I think we get lazy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Everyone keeps asking you for pictures, and after a while you get tired of that. I always say, They are in the archives.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I am impressed with what happens when someone stays in the same place and you took the same picture over and over and it would be different, every single frame.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

When you are on assignment, film is the least expensive thing in a very practical sense. Your time, the person's time, turns out to be the most valuable thing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

There is a myth that the portrait photographer is supposed to make the subject relax, and that's the real person. But I'm interested in whatever is going on. And I'm not that comfortable myself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I feel a responsibility to my backyard. I want it to be taken care of and protected.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Coming tight was boring to me, just the face... it didn't have enough information.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I was out there with the White House press squad, and after his helicopter took off, and the carpet rolled up...This wasn't a photograph that others were taking, but I continued to take pictures.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

In this day and age of things moving so, so fast, we still long for things to stop, and we as a society love the still image. Every time there is some terrible or great moment, we remember the stills.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

As a young person, and I know it’s hard to believe that I was shy, but you could take your camera, and it would take you to places: it was like having a friend, like having someone to go out with and look at the world. I would do things with a camera I wouldn’t do normally if I was just by myself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

My early childhood equipped me really well for my portrait work: The quick encounter, where you are not going to know the subject for very long. These days I am much more comfortable with the fifteen minute relationship, than I am with a life long relationship.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I’d like to think that the actions we take today will allow others in the future to discover the wonders of landscapes we helped protect but never had the chance to enjoy ourselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I didn't want to let women down. One of the stereotypes I see breaking is the idea of aging and older women not being beautiful.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I still need the camera because it is the only reason anyone is talking to me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I'm more interested in being good than being famous.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

What I end up shooting is the situation. I shoot the composition and my subject is going to help the composition or not.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I've always cared more about taking pictures than about the art market.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Nature is so powerful, so strong. It takes you to a place within yourself.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I don't think there is anything wrong with white space. I don't think it's a problem to have a blank wall.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I was scared to do anything in the studio because it felt so claustrophobic. I wanted to be somewhere where things could happen and the subject wasn't just looking back at you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Photography's like this baby that needs to be fed all the time. It's always hungry.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

There are still so many places on our planet that remain unexplored. I'd love to one day peel back the mystery and understand them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I've created a vocabulary of different styles. I draw from many different ways to take a picture. Sometimes I go back to reportage, to journalism.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Most people, especially successful people, are hard-working. They want to participate. They want to do things well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

At my Rolling Stones' tour, the camera was a protection. I used it in a Zen way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I shoot a little bit, maybe two rolls, medium format, which is 20 pictures, and if it's not working, I change the position.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

The first thing I did with my very first camera was climb Mt. Fuji. Climbing Mt. Fuji is a lesson in determination and moderation. It would be fair to ask if I took the moderation part to heart. But it certainly was a lesson in respecting your camera. If I was going to live with this thing, I was going to have to think about what that meant. There were not going to be any pictures without it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I sometimes find the surface interesting. To say that the mark of a good portrait is whether you get them or get the soul - I don't think this is possible all of the time.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t. It’s important to stay the course. I don’t think I would have lasted this long if I’d listened to anyone. You have to listen somewhat and then put that to the side and know that what you do matters.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Everyone has a point of view. Some people call it style, but what we're really talking about is the guts of a photograph. When you trust your point of view, that's when you start taking pictures.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I don't try to overintellectua lize my concepts of people. In fact, the ideas I have, if you talk about them, they seem extremely corny and it's only in their execution that people can enjoy them...It's something I've learned to trust: The stupider it is, the better it looks.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

What I learned from Lennon was something that did stay with me my whole career, which is to be very straightforward. I actually love talking about taking pictures, and I think that helps everyone.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

The pictures of my family were designed to be on a family wall, they were supposed to be together. It was supposed to copy my mother's wall in her house.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I think self-portraits are very difficult. I’ve always seen mine as straightforward, very stripped down, hair pulled back. No shirt. Whatever light happened to be available. I’d want it to be very graphic – about darkness and light. No one else should be there, but I’m scared to do it by myself. I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. The whole idea of a self-portrait is strange. I’m so strongly linked to how I see through the camera that to get to the other side of it would be difficult. It would be as if I were taking a photograph in the dark.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I admired the work of photographers like Beaton, Penn, and Avedon as much as I respected the grittier photographers such as Robert Frank. But in the same way that I had to find my own way of reportage, I had to find my own form of glamour.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

All dancers are, by and large, a photographer's dream. They communicate with their bodies and they are trained to be completely responsive to a collaborative situation.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

When you involve people, they come out, you see them, you get to see their sense of humor.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

I’ve said about a million times that the best thing a young photographer can do is to stay close to home. Start with your friends and family, the people who will put up with you. Discover what it means to be close to your work, to be intimate with a subject. Measure the difference between that and working with someone you don't know as much about. Of course there are many good photographs that have nothing to do with staying close to home, and I guess what I'm really saying is that you should take pictures of something that has meaning for you

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

The work which is manipulated looks a little boring to me. I think life is pretty strange anyway. It is wooo, wooo, wooo!

By Anonym 15 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

There's an idea that it's hard to be a woman artist. People assume that women have fewer opportunities, less power. But it's not any harder to be a woman artist than to be a male artist. We all take what we are given and use the parts of ourselves that feed the work. We make our way. Photographers, men and women, are particularly lucky. Photography lets you find yourself. It is a passport to people and places and to possibilities.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Annie Leibovitz

A photograph is just a tiny slice of a subject. A piece of them in a moment. It seems presumptuous to think you can get more than that.