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Rodrigo Castello Branco shares some texts about photography









“There is nothing worse than the clear image of a diffuse concept”
Ansel Adams

“The photographs open doors to the past, but also allow us to take a look at the future”
Sally Mann

“Today everything exists to culminate in a photograph”
Susan Sontag

“A photograph is a secret about a secret, the more you tell the less you know”
Diane Arbus

One of the best ones

If your pictures are not good it is because you did not get close enough.
Robert Capa

I am always mentally photographing everything to practice.
Minor White

“If I was just curious, it would be hard to tell someone, ‘I want to go home so he can talk to me and tell me the story of his life.’ People would say, ‘It’s crazy.’ Moreover, he would be on his guard. But the camera is a kind of license. Many people want to be given so much attention, and it’s also a kind of reasonable care. ”
Diane Arbus

To make you think

“Photography is, above all, a way of looking. It’s not the look itself. ”
Susan Sontag

“If I could count it with words, I would not need to carry a camera”
Lewis Hine.

“Among the many ways to combat nothing, one of the best is to take pictures.”
Julio Cortazar

“I went to Marseilles. A small rent allowed me to pay for my expenses, and I worked with enthusiasm. I had just discovered the Leica. It has become the extension of my eyes and has never separated me from it since I found it. He wandered the streets all day, tense and ready to jump, determined to ‘catch’ life, to preserve life in the act of living. Above all, I longed to capture in the confines of a single photograph the essence of any situation that was unfolding before my eyes. ”
Henri Cartier-Bresson



“The daguerreotype is not only an instrument that serves to draw nature … it gives it the power to reproduce itself.”
Louis Daguerre (1938, of a circular to attract investors)

Your first 10,000 photos will be your worst photos.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Life itself is not reality. It is we who put life in stones and pebbles. ”
Frederick Sommer

Ninety nine per cent of the photographs we take are failures. They might have documentary value, or fulfill an assignment, but they will not stand the test of time. That’s what makes it interesting, otherwise why be a photographer?
Martin Parr

Photography, as we know, is not true. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
Arnold Newman


A deeper reflection

Photography helps people to see.
Berenice Abbott

A good photograph is obtained knowing where to stand.
Ansel Adams

The most beautiful photographs are those that give you memories. Even if you have not lived it yet.
Hersson Piratoba

In the end the winners are always those who know how to succeed in the picture.
Manuel Vicent

If I saw something through my viewfinder that was familiar to me, I did something to change it. ”
“Garry Winogrand.

“Photography can not change reality but can show it.”
Fred Mc Cullin

“One becomes a photographer when he has overcome the preoccupations of learning and in his hands the camera becomes an extension of oneself. Then creativity begins. ”
Carl Mydans


“It is seen only with the heart, the essential is invisible to the eyes.”
A. from Saint Exupery

“If you know how to wait people will forget your camera and then your soul will come to light”
Steve McCurry

“The most important thing is not the camera, but the eye.”
Alfred Eisenstaedt.

“Through my photographs I can speak in a more intricate and profound way than through the words.”
Richard Avedon.


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