Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by John Sexton (10 quotes)

(1953- )
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"So when I became interested in photography and further being inspired by the work that I saw of Ansel and others, it was a natural extension to go back to these places that I knew as a kid and explore them with my camera."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #41
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"I make photographs and still make photographs of the natural environment. It's a love because that was part of my life before I was involved in photography. "
Photography > Photographer
Quote #42
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"For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom. "
Source: "LensWork", Issue 66, Page 69
Photography > Photographer
Quote #43
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"The greatest compliment that I know how to pay another photographer is to say, 'I never would have made that photograph myself. I'm sure glad you did.' You hope along the way that maybe, once in a while, you do that for someone else."
Source: "LensWork", Issue 66, Page 68
Photography > Photographer
Quote #194
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"To me, photography is 90% a retrospective experience. There's the part of pursuing the image, and exposing the film, but once you make the exposure, you're always looking backwards in time. I like that aspect of photography."
Source: "LensWork", Issue 66, Page 70
Photography > Photographer
Quote #195
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"Obviously, we can see what was in front of the camera, but if a photograph is honestly made, it's a bit of a self-portrait. I think it's impossible for a photographer who is working honestly to keep this from happening."
Source: "LensWork", Issue 66, Page 69
Photography > Photographer
Quote #196
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"You can also see sometimes that the best pictures are the ones where you didn’t try so hard, where you were just enjoying the process – and you didn’t even know why you were making the picture. It felt right. If someone asked, ‘Why are you making this picture?’ you probably couldn’t describe it very well – and that’s why it needs to be a photograph."
Photography > Technique
Quote #197
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"I think one of the aspects of photography that remains for me is I find the process still frustrating. The counter to that is that it's still very exciting. If you didn't have the frustration, you wouldn't have the excitement. If you didn't have the disappointment, you wouldn't have the magical intoxication of this process working."
Source: "LensWork", Issue 66, Page 69
Photography > Photographer
Quote #198
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"Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life!"
Photography > General
Quote #387
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"It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I "listen" to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening - a time for making photographs. "
Photography > Photographer
Quote #388
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