Saturday, January 11, 2014

10 Photography Quotes of Famous Photographers Related to 35mm

35mm film casettes. Photo by Eric.

"The world just does not fit conventiently into the format of a 35mm camera." - W. Eugene Smith

"As a general guide I would guess that for a seven-picture essay I would shoot 20 – 30 cassettes of 36-exposure 35mm film." - David Hurn

"I work only in 35mm format. I have a small bag so I can carry all my films with me for one or two months. That means I am completely independent and free." - Sebastião Salgado

"It took many years of shooting before I began to realize why I was not satisfied with my work. I discovered that it was not the photography that I was dissatisfied with, but the format. I realized the limits imposed by a single 35mm frame were not allowing me to film what I was seeing." - LeRoy Zimmerman

"The [35mm] camera is for life and for people, the swift and intense moments of life." - Ansel Adams

"There's nothing wrong with 35mm, that a 5x4 (Hasselblad) can't put right." - Ted Orland

"When 35mm was in full flower in this country–in the miniature’s golden Thirties–photographers in the new medium became “experts” overnight, full of tall talk about small grain and big enlargements." - Jacob Deschin

"The technique of 35mm photography appears simple. One is beguiled by the quick viewing and operation, and by the very questionable inclination to make many pictures with the hope that some will be good." - Ansel Adams

"Learning how to use different formats has made me a better photographer. When I started working in medium format, it made me a better 35 mm photographer. When I started working in 4x5, it made me a better medium-format photographer." - Mary Ellen Mark

"Shooting with a LEICA is like a long tender kiss, like firing an automatic pistol, like an hour on the analyist's couch." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

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