Motivational Richard Avedon Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Richard Avedon Quotes And Sayings

Richard Avedon Quotes:- Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer.

An obituary published in The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty, and culture for the last half-century”.

 

Inspirational Richard Avedon Quotes

 

“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.”-Richard Avedon

Inspirational Richard Avedon Quotes

“Fashion is where I make my living. I’m not knocking it; it’s a pleasure to make a living that way. Then there’s the deeper pleasure of doing my portraits.”-Richard Avedon

 

“I can see myself as a very old man in a terrific wheelchair. Only, I won’t be photographing the tree outside my window, the way Steichen did. I’ll be photographing other old people.”-Richard Avedon

 

“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.”-Richard Avedon

 

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.”-Richard Avedon



“The camera lies all the time. It’s all it does is a lie, because when you choose this moment instead of this moment, when you… the moment you’ve made a choice, you’re lying about something larger. ‘Lying’ is an ugly word. I don’t mean lying. But any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.”-Richard Avedon

 

“How many pictures have you torn up because you hate them? What ends up in your scrapbook? The pictures where you look like a good guy and a good family man, and the children look adorable – and they’re screaming the next minute. I’ve never seen a family album of screaming people.”-Richard Avedon

 

Famous Richard Avedon Quotes

 

“I see pictures of myself and I always knew that what I was feeling didn’t look like that guy in the pictures.”-Richard Avedon

 

“There’s always been a separation between fashion and what I call my deeper work.”-Richard Avedon

 

“I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.”-Richard Avedon

“Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me.”-Richard Avedon

 

“Faces are the ledgers of our experience.”-Richard Avedon

 

“Real people move, they bear with them the element of time. It is this fourth dimension of people that I try to capture in a photograph.”-Richard Avedon

 

“I am always stimulated by people. Almost never by ideas.”-Richard Avedon

 

“If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn’t it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?”-Richard Avedon

 

“My parents put the New Yorker in my crib. I saw Vogue and Vanity Fair around the house before I could read.”-Richard Avedon

“People – running from unhappiness, hiding in power – are locked within their reputations, ambitions, beliefs.”-Richard Avedon

 

Best Richard Avedon Quotes

 

“People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion.”-Richard Avedon

 

“Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art.”-Richard Avedon

 

“I’ve photographed just about everyone in the world. But what I hope to do is photograph people of accomplishment, not a celebrity, and help define the difference once again.”-Richard Avedon

 

“I hate cameras. They interfere, they’re always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes alone.”-Richard Avedon

“Click! In other words, I’m in a very controlling position, and I can bring… and I’ve already… if the camera’s on you, your face is very concentrated. You’re listening. You don’t know what I’m going to say next, and now you’re smiling. All these things are the things I work with.”-Richard Avedon

 

“Any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.”-Richard Avedon

 

“What ends up in your scrapbook? The pictures where you look like a good guy and a good family man, and the children look adorable – and they’re screaming the next minute. I’ve never seen a family album of screaming people.”-Richard Avedon