Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Galen Rowell (8 quotes)

(1940-2002)
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"I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued. "
Photography > Photographer
Quote #45
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"Ever since the 1860s when photographers traveled 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. "
Photography > History
Quote #46
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"Memory selects single important images, just as the camera does. In that manner both are able to isolate the highest moments of living."
Photography > General
Quote #108
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"My interest in photography did not begin with books or mentors, or with any burning desire to see the world through a camera. It evolved from an intense devotion to mountains and wilderness that eventually shaped all the parts of my life and brought them together."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #109
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"When the light is right and everything is working for me, I feel as tense as when making a difficult maneuver high on a mountain. A minute - and sometimes mere seconds - can make the difference between a superb image and a mundane one."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #115
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"Often when I walked alone in the mountains, I tried to make sense out of the two halves of my life. What went on in the city during the week seemed chaotic and unrelated to the events in my mountain world."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #116
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"One of the biggest mistakes a photographer can make is to look at the real world and cling to the vain hope that next time his film will somehow bear a closer resemblance to it…If we limit our vision to the real world, we will forever be fighting on the minus side of things, working only too make our photographs equal to what we see out there, but no better."
Photography > General
Quote #327
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"I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'. My first thought is always of light."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #386
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