Yousuf Karsh Quotes

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Yousuf Karsh Quotes

My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera.
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Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.

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Yousuf Karsh Quotes: There is a brief moment when all there
There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.

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I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.

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Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.

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If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.

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Yousuf Karsh Quotes: Within every man and woman a secret is
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.

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The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they've gone.

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I try to photograph people's spirits and thoughts. As to the soul-taking by the photographer, I don't feel I take away, but rather that the sitter and I give to each other. It becomes an act of mutual participation.

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My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble.

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Yousuf Karsh Quotes: My personal interest in ordinary people
My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera.

— Yousuf Karsh

The art is the challenge which you must meet every day: the technique you should learn to control with time. The science and the art of photography are really one, and not opposed to each other.

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I have found that great people do have in common ... an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.

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If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success. If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind
if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight
that is a beautiful experience.

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It should be the aim of every photographer to make a single exposure that shows everything about the subject. I have been told that my portrait of Churchill is an example of this.

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