Richard Avedon Quotes

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Richard Avedon Quotes

I believe that youve got to love your work so much that it is all you want to do.
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I think charm is the ability to be truly interested in other people

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.

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I never wanted to be called an artist. I wanted to be called a photographer.

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To be an artist, you have to nurture the things that most people discard.

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I've worked out of a series of no's. No to exquisite light, no to apparent compositions, no to the seduction of poses or narrative. And all these no's force me to the yes. I have a white background. I have the person I'm interested in and the thing that happens between us.

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Snapshots that have been taken of me working show something I was not aware of at all, that over and over again I'm holding my own body or my own hands exactly like the person I'm photographing. I never knew I did that, and obviously what I'm doing is trying to feel, actually physically feel, the way he or she feels at the moment I'm photographing them in order to deepen the sense of connection.

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A portrait isn't a fact but an opinion - an occasion rather than a truth.

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There is no truth in photography. There is no truth about anyone's person.

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He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone.

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I believe that you've got to love your work so much that it is all you want to do.

— Richard Avedon

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