Ernst Haas Quotes

Don't park... Arrival is the death of inspiration.

Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'.

A few words about the question of whether photography is art or not: I never understood the question.

I love to read theories without ever using them when working... The paradoxical fact in the aesthetic is that theories are also true in reverse.

I have always felt better taking a risk than an easier route for what I believe in.

There are almost too many possibilities. Photography is in direct proportion with our time: multiple faster instant. Because it is so easy it will be more difficult.

The best pictures differentiate themselves by nuances...a tiny relationship - either a harmony or a disharmony - that creates a picture.

Beware of too much taste as it leads to sterility.

Beware of color theories. Theories in color photography are dangerous. The plain fact that there are so many of them proves my point.

Decide for yourself what kind of works you want to create... facts essays poems - do you want to speak or to sing?

Beware of direct inspiration. It leads too quickly to repetitions of what inspired you.

I want to be remembered much more by a total vision than a few perfect single pictures.

The best zoom lens is your legs.

Bored with obvious reality I find my fascination in transforming it into a subjective point of view.

In every artist there is poetry. In every human being there is the poetic element. We know we feel we believe.

The artist must express the summation of his feeling knowing and believing through the unity of his life and work.

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us how would we ever recognize it?

Color is joy. One does not think joy. One is carried by it.

in the smallest cells are reflections of the largest. And in photography through an interplay of scales a whole universe within a universe can be revealed.

We can write the new chapters in a visual language whose prose and poetry will need no translation.

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself for what we see is what we are.

You see what you think you see what you feel you are what you see If with the camera you can make others see it - that is photography.

Through photography both artist and scientist can find a common denominator in their search for the synthesis of modern vision in time space and structure.

My theory of composition? Simple: do not release the shutter until everything in the viewfinder feels just right.

All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty pains and when it pained most I shot.

There is no formula. There are only confirmations to formulas which one has already discovered oneself.

We all would love sometimes to be free from our own knowledge. It is even the most difficult to unlearn - as the most important problems are.

I prefer to be noticed some day first for my ideas and second for my good eye...

Style has no formula but it has a secret key. It is the extension of your personality.

A picture is the expression of an impression

Refine your senses through the great masters of music painting and poetry.

You don't take pictures the good ones happen to you.

The most important lens you have is your legs

Leica schmeica. The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to see.

I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new.

A picture can be an answer as well as a question but if you can't answer your question try to question your question... There can be questions without answers but no answers without questions.

Learn by doing or even better unlearn by doing. The opposite of what you learned.

I don't believe so much in the value of a single picture anymore. I don't really photograph for the wall.

Photography is a transformation not a reproduction.

Only a vision - that is what one must have.

Is photography art?... The pure definition of the word 'art' alone is too vague today to break one's brain and soul about it. Let us take a little vacation from this word.