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We’ve collected the best Photo Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Tejaswi Madivada, Theodore Robinson, Sudeep, Tyra Banks, Coco Rocha. Use them as an inspiration.

If I put up a hot photo, people think I am only interested in doing raunchy roles or special songs.
I must beware of the photo, get what I can of it and then go.
Theodore Robinson
I used to work in a clothes store, played cricket for money, did photo shoots. It was that period of struggle which gave me the experience to be an actor. The emotions have to come from the raw material of life.
Sometimes I’ll use four or five different photo apps on one photo just to get it where I want it to be.
I find it funny to look at people who are people-watching, and, don’t get me wrong, I like to people-watch, too. But it’s an interesting thing when people on the street just stop and ask you, ‘Are you Coco? Can I take a photo of you?’
Everyone says you should get a photo taken of yourself while you’re pregnant. I’ve got a film. It’ll be nice for my daughter, too, to look at one day. She was in it.
My brother, a cardiologist, was among thousands of Muslims visited by the FBI in November 2001 and forced to submit to special registration fingerprinting, his photo and information forever in Homeland Security‘s files.
I don’t think cellulite is great – that’s not a flaw that I want in a photo by any means! I retouch that crap out. But I tell women that I’m retouching it out.
I enjoy doing fashion shows and transforming myself into different looks for photo shoots.
I worry about Google‘s data ethics and about the idea of handing over the corpus of my life, but I can’t deny that it is exceptional at making sense of my ever-growing photo library.
Normally for photo shoots I get a full wax, some tanning, a facial.
I love an elasticated waistband on holiday. I look like the before photo of a makeover. I don’t care and no one can see me.
I live my everyday life as a person, and I react to my photos from a certain distance. When I look at a photo, I detach myself and look at it as a product – not as me, Isabella.
When the photographer is nearby, I like to say, ‘Quick, get a photo of me looking into the camera,’ because I’m never looking into the camera. Christopher Nolan looks into the camera, but I think most directors don’t, so whenever you see a picture of a director looking at the camera, it’s fake.
I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it’s lovely to remember being so young but it’s also good to know you grew up!
Jenny Agutter
This morning someone sent me a very funny photo of me holding their puppy. We have matching colour jackets.
Luke Treadaway
I hate doing photo shoots.
Megan Fox
Airplane travel is nature‘s way of making you look like your passport photo.
My parents wielded disposal cameras and Polaroids with the best of them, occasionally begging for at least one decent photo of my brother and me at the state fair, in front of the Golden Gate bridge, or smiling half-heartedly next to a mascot.
I still do all my developing and printing in my darkroom. Being in New York, you get tremendous exposure to great arts. In my student years, I saw exhibitions of August Sander and Diane Arbus. I still go back to their pictures. I don’t really go for contemporary photo shows.
Sung Jin Park
Sometimes interviews are fun and good conversations, but stuff like photo shoots and appearances at places where you have to meet a lot of people – I was never really made for this kind of stuff.
My stepfather gave me a Kodak camera when I was 17 years old. I started working at a local photo store in Le Havre, France, taking passport pictures and photographing weddings.
Patrick Demarchelier
I have the same friends I’ve had for years and the same family. Unless you love rock n’ roll and Hollywood parties and having your photo taken, I don’t think necessarily things need to change too much.
I don’t think most people decide to become an actor because they want to be followed around all the time… I see it when I’m with my brothers, and I don’t get it. I don’t understand why someone wants to take a photo of us getting out of a car or on the beach. I think that’s really weird.
There’s nothing I dislike more than being in a photo shoot where they say, ‘Be yourself.’ That’s not why I became an actress. That’s what I find so funny: that you become an actor, and all of a sudden, everyone wants to know about you. But I didn’t become an actor so I could show you me.
Looking back, I didn’t have the patience to work in fashion. I like women so much, but I was never qualified to torture them in photo shoots. You have to be really tough and brutal.
Rene Burri
For 10 days after the Olympics, I couldn’t go back to my house because people were sitting outside waiting to take my photo. That was a bit rubbish. At first I was open: ‘Yeah, of course you can take a photo…’ but after a while, it got to the point where I thought, ‘Whoa, I don’t like this attention anymore.’
Anything with pockets is a winner for me because I never know what to do with my hands when somebody takes a photo of me.
It is clear that the photo ID requirement is not a solution to a problem but is instead a political ploy to prevent traditionally disenfranchised populations from voting for the candidates of their choice.
I’m not like ‘Oh I am going to be so mobbed today and everyone is going to take my photo.’ I don’t see myself like that.
I don’t know about the hair. I’ve had it since I was a kid, and when I look at myself in the mirror, it looks quite normal. But then when I look at myself in a photo, I realise that my hair is basically bigger than my head! There’s quite a lot of interest in my hair, which is strange, as for me, it’s normal!
Erik Hassle
In a perfect world, I would never do any interviews, and probably there would be one photo out there of me, and that would be it.
People challenge my nerd cred all the time. I just show them the photo of me winning my middle-school science fair, wearing my Casio calculator watch and eyeglasses so big they look like they can see the future.
The era during which only governments could put hardware on the Moon is coming to an end. There are 26 private teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X-Prize – to be awarded for sending a robotic spacecraft to this nearby world that can roam at least 500 meters, and send back data such as a photo.
They almost ran me off the road several times. There are so many chances that they take to get the right photo.
What’s wonderful about acting is that you get to play different roles. For instance, in ‘Amelie,’ I played a young mother. Some of the photoshoots, you’re playing a role. I like to be able to look at a photo and say, ‘Wow – that isn’t even me.’ I enjoy being able to project.
Sarah Bolger
When I was a kid, I loved really loud things. My grandmother and I went to the Fulton Mall, and I bought a three-piece suit that was paisley. Paisley over the whole suit. I was 6 and thought it was great. My mother took a photo of me in it, sent it to my grandmother, and burned the suit.
My least favorite thing about being in a band is photo shoots and video shoots. I like writing songs.
Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.
If you use Facebook – as I do – Facebook in all likelihood has a unique digital file of your face, one that can be as accurate as a fingerprint and that can be used to identify you in a photo of a large crowd.
My mother emails me stuff about when she finds a paparazzi photo and they’re like, his hair is out of control.
Most major races, including the New York City Marathon, require runners to provide photo identification when picking up a bib. Most provide bibs only a few days before the race, shortening the window in which someone could copy a bib.
It was quite surreal. Me and my wife went on holiday to America and the security was really tight in the airport. And the security officer that was letting us go through to Los Angeles kept looking at my photo and then he said, ‘I know you don’t I?’ And I said ‘Do ya?’ and he said ‘You’re the guy with the bloopers’
If you think about photo sharing sites, the mobile photo sharing and social, there’s no competitive advantage, there’s no obvious business model, so I never play with anything like that. I avoid it like the plague.
I only hope that people understand that if I’ve just come from the gym or am fresh off a red-eye flight and look like a sweaty mess, I might not be super keen on photo ops!
When someone takes a private photo, on a private cell phone, it should remain just that: private.
Each holiday season, as family members arrive and couches are unfolded, my household settles into a palpable nostalgia. Poorly designed photo albums are pulled from the shelves. Home videos of prepubescent siblings in matching pajamas dance across the television screen.
My father was a small business owner. When I was growing up, he ran a one-hour photo store – back when there were one-hour photo stores.
When I’m on set, I’m 100 percent comfortable, but at events and photo shoots, I’m beyond nervous.
Before GoPro, if you wanted to have any footage of yourself doing anything, whether it’s video or photo, you not only needed a camera, you needed another human being. And if you wanted the footage to be good, you needed that other human being to have skill with the camera.
In the past, there were many times when I thought, ‘This photo doesn’t look good with a low angle, or this part bothers me.’
What’s odd about the selfie stick is that while it might faintly improve the photo you’ll post on Facebook, it definitely makes you seem like a shallow, awful clown to any bystanders in the humdrum physical space you’re posing in.
I think when you’re a tall girl, you feel a little bit like an outcast. You have to go to the back of the photo. You’re taller than all the boys. I know I felt more like an outsider. And then as I got older, I just got used to it. I got like, ‘I don’t date under 6 feet.’ That’s my policy.
I am blessed to be doing what I do. So if I have to be at a photo shoot, do an interview, or make a TV appearance, I am not going to sit around whining and complaining about how I don’t want to get up early or I don’t feel like talking.
I didn’t really know what to expect. I had been told about the scale of Cannes, but nothing could have prepared me for just how many people would turn out for our photo calls or for the opening ceremony.
I think the only reason I wanted to do modeling, really, was because I knew I wasn’t ready to act; I knew I didn’t have enough life experience, and I knew that doing photo shoots was a way of acting. Playing a character each shoot and being able to just emerge yourself in these awkward experiences – it was amazing.
As Conchita, I’ve got everything that I need to be glamourous and in the spotlight, giving interviews, doing photo shoots. And on the other side, there’s Tom, this shy, boring boy. And I love to be shy and boring when I’m in private.
The same way we can send and receive an email with anyone, anywhere, for free, or we can share a photo with anyone instantly for free, money will become these digital tokens, and we’ll be able to do that with money.
The first time I looked at Yammer, I thought I was on Facebook. Work is not a social network, with serendipitous communications and photo collections. Work is about managing tasks and responding to things quickly.
Dustin Moskovitz
Someone is always taking a video of me or snapping a photo.
The boy I was crazy about was super into photography, so I weaseled my way into AP Photo to impress him and spend more time with him. He never liked me back, but I ended up spending most my senior year in the darkroom – it became a sort of safe haven for me.
The very first big photo shoot I ever did was with Bruce Weber. I couldn’t believe this guy was taking my picture, so when he told me to get in the bathtub, I just did. It’s only now, looking back, that I realise, you don’t have to do everything people tell you.
Flickr was designed partly to market itself. There are a lot features, in place early on, that let people take their photo, upload it to Flickr and post them elsewhere, on their own Web site or their blog, which meant a lot of incoming links.
When I’m doing a photo shoot, I’m not playing a part. I’m just trying to be myself.
Gaspard Ulliel
Just being a model and having been shipped off to Paris at 17, I wish my mom could have been at some of those photo shoots because there are some creepy people out there.
Every time I take a photo, it goes into SnapSeed. Even if it’s just a price tag on something, it still goes into SnapSeed, and I start editing it. I’m not a photographer, so I need all the help I can get when it comes to make a picture look cool.
You find a lot of junk when you’re searching through lost and tossed photo ephemera, but every so often you’ll find a gem, a wallet-sized masterpiece you’re certain could hang on the wall of a gallery if only someone with a name had taken it. Find one or two of those and you’re hooked for life.
A friend of mine kept saying, ‘You tell all these stories about John, and when you do, you say, ‘Wait a minute, I have a photo to go along with that!’ How come we never see these photos in a book?’ So, I thought maybe it’s time to put them out. It would let people see John in that world, through my eyes.
Using the correct apps can completely change how your photos look. It’s really exciting because once you’ve already taken a good photo, it can become 10 times better if you use the right combination of apps. My favorites are VSCO Cam, Afterlight, Facetune and SKRWT.
Children used to get bullied at school. Now they go home, and that’s where the problem starts – because they sit on their phones all night, thinking about who’s ‘liked’ a photo of them, who hates them, who loves them. They don’t know what’s real and what’s not, editing their lives constantly to fit other people’s views.
People think that when they come up to me, screaming things into my ear, that I will respond according to what they want. I’ll turn around and smile and take the photo. But I’m not somebody’s marionette.
Sylvester walked up to me and was like, ‘Mind if we get a photo?’ obviously because I was in all this crazy makeup. I was like, ‘No, Sylvester Stallone, I don’t mind if we get a photo.’
I guess the biggest thing I had to get used to was people staring. At first it was like, ‘Am I wearing something odd? Is there something on my face?’ It was kind of weird because when I go to the grocery store, people, they’re not necessarily coming up to me asking for a photo, they just… look at me.
I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn’t face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There’s a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I’ve got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it.
The fashion industry certainly has its obscene sides. The cost of a coat can be obscene. So can the cost of a photo shoot if you’re working with a really good photographer.
Having people jumping in front of you taking a photo can be unnerving.
You gotta give props to Ozzy as the creator of all evil faces. What would we do in photo sessions if it were not for Ozzy?
However, the thought hit me that this was a pretty pathetic way to kick the bucket – being accidentally poisoned during a photo shoot, of all things – and I started weeping at the idiocy of it all.
You have to have a first job to learn how to act, do interviews, pose for photo shoots, and negotiate how you’ll say lines with writers. My first network show, ‘Cavemen,’ just happened to be one that was culturally reviled.
I’ve used a stylist twice, and that was when I didn’t have time to go shopping or pick up an outfit for a photo shoot. I think you should dress yourself, have fun with it – it’s only clothes.
I am not a big makeup buff usually, but for photo shoots and big events you do what you have to do.
I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated.
To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don’t you think it’s fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane?
Dropbox, with its emphasis on good old-fashioned hierarchies, is superb at automatically saving one original of each photo I take, whether shot with a phone or a fancy camera. No loops, no duplicates, no confusion.
Phil‘s a lovely, lovely boy. He’s 33, but I still call him my ‘boy’. He was young when ‘Family Fortunes‘ started, and there’s a lovely photo of him holding up a clapperboard for me on set.
The only way my mother’s beauty really affected me was that I always assumed that someday I would look like her. Then, late in my teens, I looked at a photo of her when she was younger than I was then, and I realised, no, it’s never going to happen.
Going into ‘Detailsmagazine to pitch concepts for a potential photo shoot was one of the most nerve-wracking things I had ever done. I didn’t really know what one did in a pitch, how they were structured, etc., and that freaked me out big time.
I’m the test kitchen manager, which means I’m in charge of sourcing all of our ingredients and kitchen equipment. I also manage the budget, help out on photo shoots, and generally coordinate all the moving parts to keep our kitchen functional.
A photo app is a utility. It’s like comparingTwitter‘ to Microsoft Word. If you want to be an author, you’re not always going to constrain yourself to 140 characters.
In a photo shoot, you have to be very comfortable in your own skin. It’s all about confidence-boosting and putting on armor.
Adelaide Clemens
A lot of my best clothes I buy at photo shoots because I don’t have time to shop.
Nonni’s Biscotti Bites fit perfectly in my camera bag for a spontaneous break between photo shoots.
For me, to have had an impact with anything that you’ve done, whether it’s a painting, a photo, a poem, or something that you’ve created, just that experience is enormous. You don’t get that all the time.
I used to have the most visceral response to having my photo taken. I felt like instantly bursting into tears and running out of the room. I hated all the attention, which is such a stupid thing for an actor to say.
During my time in the Texas State Legislature, I witnessed firsthand the lack of evidence behind the rampant claims of voter fraud and the obstacles voters would face if the 2011 photo Voter ID were put in place.
When I’m in a bikini or at a photo shoot, I’m real confident. But, if I’m in a group of people I don’t know, I’m really quiet.
Georgia Salpa
My uniform is usually just comfortable clothing. Being a stylist, you spend most of the day at photo shoots covered in safety pins.
I was experimenting with ways of creating edible objects from digital content, and I was working to three criteria: 1. They had to be delicious. 2. They had to be personalized. 3. They had to fit through a letterbox or in a mailbox. After much experiments, Boomf! There it was: photo marshmallows.
The hardest thing is when you’re in public, and you need to go to the toilet, and someone asks for a photo. And their phone is either flat, dead, or they’ve turned it off completely. You’re trying to rush to the toilet, and they want your autograph – and I hate saying no, I feel so bad.
I want to open an eye or two about what being an actor is really like because it’s not all red carpets and photo shoots. It’s like trying to get that job and going from job to job.
With same-day registration, no requirement for a valid, dated photo ID for voters is an invitation to fraud and corruption of our electoral process.
Instagram is a personal subscription. It’s like your own personal magazine. It’s like doing a photo shoot for no money, which is cool.
When you can’t make up your mind about which shoe to choose, you post a photo to SnapChat and ask the fans.
The ability to identify someone at a moment’s notice by snapping a photo of him or her, to trigger an immediate influx of data about the person behind the face, will forever change the world.
It wasn’t until a few years ago, when I was going through old Facebook pictures with a friend, and happened upon a photo of a monkey at a zoo that had been tagged as me by an old housemate, that I realized I’d normalized so much racism.
If I’m going to see people, I won’t wear heavy makeup. It’s not attractive on me. When you see those pictures on my Instagram, they are usually for when I’m doing a photo shoot or an interview.
I still have a photo on my wall of the greatest idol I will ever have in my life, and it’s myself at eight. Because that’s when the forces of imagination have the same value as the real world, when they’re an instrument of survival: when my mother disappeared, and I imagined a mother. That was me at my best.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
I love attention. I love going to events and photo shoots… I enjoy it all; the clothing, the makeup, the excitement.
I kind of think that if you show conspiracy theorists a photo of the dead Bin Laden they will come up with an explanation for why it’s really a Photoshopped picture of Bin Laden asleep. Or his dead cousin Fred. Donald Trump apparently believes that Bin Laden is dead, so that ought to be enough for the Middle East.
On photo shoots I’ve always had to do that – take direction and whatnot.
My favorite thing about doing photo shoots is just being able to have fun, meeting new people, getting dressed up, and I just love doing it. So, I have a lot of fun.
No matter how beautiful and loved a cover may be, the jury on it remains uncommitted until the book has been in the world for a while. Perhaps bookstore buyers will be indifferent. Perhaps it will be lost on store shelves. Perhaps there’s another book or two out there using the same or a similar photo.
Nancy Werlin
People may not have the right to know about your personal, private life or any detail about any potentially embarrassing photo, but they do have the right to know whether you are honest, candid and forthcoming.
The only person I have regrets about is Miles Davis. He and I had become good friends after we did a photo shoot, and coincidentally, we kept running into each other at parties and stuff. I regret not having written a hit for Miles Davis.
I think the best thing about my job is that I have my life documented, which not many people get to have. They have a photo here and there and maybe some video footage from a birthday. My kids will be able to see me growing up.
We could not have launched Causes without Facebook Platform, providing real identity and real friends. Facebook Platform was created so that experiences that are inherently social in our off-line lives could be brought online as an authentic expression of who we are; Facebook did this best in revolutionizing photo sharing.
What is a face, really? Its own photo? Its make-up? Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter? That which is in front? Inside? Behind? And the rest? Doesn’t everyone look at himself in his own particular way? Deformations simply do not exist.
When you crop the photo, you tell a lie.
Take a picture of you in a mirror or/and get somebody to take a photo of you and look back at it, it’s quite a good way to figure out what suits you and looks good.
I grew up as a photo nut. Every Christmas I would get a new camera. It’s a huge part of my life.
All I want in life is to pet my dog and cat. After that, all I want to do is post photos of them. Mostly because they’re the cutest things ever, but also because I don’t have to worry about how ugly I look in the photo.
Cazzie David
I didn’t want to chase movies. It’s too hard. You’ve got to work at it – opening nights, photo shoots, publicity people, managers. I never wanted to do that. I’m too lazy.
Robert Sean Leonard
I started having anxiety attacks and panic attacks. I would cry myself to sleep every night and wish I could go back in time and get my life back and be a human again instead of a photo op.
Don’t attack a girl because you see one photo of her and a guy in public.
I would like to say a few things about that photo in ‘Tatler’. I have no regrets. The article was about the 20 cleverest people in England, covered up only by the thing that makes them clever. A saxophonist, for example, had only his saxophone, and an artist, his easel. So I was covered by books.
With ‘Inside Out,’ no matter how good the photo or how big the pasting, people will like it or they won’t. But what you see through any of these actions is that there’s going to be discussion and it’s going to bring people together.
It’s not my vision when I cover a woman‘s face with a chador. I got the idea from a ‘National Geographic‘ photo. I’m just showing their plight in the world.
Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven’t left any holes, that you’ve captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Hollywood is crazy because if you’re working, you’re constantly working. There’s all sorts of scheduling and stuff, and maybe you have a day off, but you don’t have the whole day. You’ve got a photo shoot or whatever.
We will literally send a van and a photographer to the home of anybody that can say they can’t get a picture made and a photo ID and we will do it… at the state’s cost and the taxpayer cost and not at the individual cost.
For many years I’ve been using Swarovski accessories when styling editorial photo shoots and also for red carpet appearances.
George Kotsiopoulos
I’m just not interested in getting judged or getting people to love me. Being seen and taking my photo and having to follow this schedule all the time, I don’t enjoy it.
Every photo you take communicates something about a moment in time – a brief slice of time of where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.
In the beginning, the clients would say, ‘This is too much,’ but over time, the ones I liked kept working with me. They’d say, ‘It’s not too much. Coco can still be Coco. She still gives 100 percent when she’s on a photo shoot.’
I would find myself in these photo shoots with models and makeup, and I got swept up in it all.
Whenever I do someone’s portrait, I’m trying to locate the photo in the lens while reaching into that person psychologically. There’s the magic! I don’t always achieve it. It’s a hit or a miss!
Gerard Malanga
A dream collage is pictures of your goals. It is like your future photo album.
We would go to photo sessions and it was just the most ridiculous stuff. It was like, ‘Here, lick on these lollipops.’ And we’re like, ‘What?!’ It was horrifying. But we would laugh.
When people come up to me and ask for a photo, ask for an autograph, I’m like ‘Me? Are you sure?’ I don’t consider myself to be a public figure. I just happen to be.
Ryan Potter
I’m an unabashed sports photo fanboy, the kind of weirdo who seeks out the infinitesimal picture credits.
Selfies became too big. The selfie photos are not good. Fans ask me for a selfie, and I say, ‘Let’s just do a photo.’ I’m not anti-selfie, but I like a classic photograph.
Marin Cilic
I’d rather enjoy meals, order bottles of red wine and eat creme brulee at the end of dinner. Then, when they call you for a photo shoot, you just go, ‘Okay, time to hit the treadmill.’
The Clintons use black people for votes but then don’t do anything for black communities after they’re elected. They use us for photo ops.
My friend Danny Clinch, who’s a photographer, gave me a big, signed, numbered print of a photo he took of Eddie Vedder in Seattle. It’s hung in my writing room where I have posters of writers that inspire me. They’re all pointing at me. Tom Waits is like, ‘Don’t sell out!’
When I read something, I picture that scene in that detail. That becomes very similar to composing a photo in real life.
I enjoy clothes. My mother tells me how, even as a kid, I used to choose my own clothes. I have a feel for it, and I do the costume coordination for my photo shoots as well. Many a time, even my characters wear the clothes I choose.
There are photographers who don’t really engage with their subject. It’s a really unfortunate phrase, but they take their photo and they leave with it. It works but I think it ultimately limits how profound the work can be.
With Internet technology you can capture a photo, a quote, or an article, store it locally and upload it into the Net more than once, if you wish, to multiple sites. Can you imagine then forcing the search engines to somehow not index that information?
I’ve been to a lot of photo shoots, and I see these girls that are just really thin. They’re not healthy. They don’t work out.
I think the time when I really got freaked out was when Tom Hardy came up to me and said ‘Scarlett, can I have a photo?’
I was at a photo shoot, and I was wearing a cross necklace that my mom bought me, and somebody made a joke like, ‘Why are you wearing a cross? Like you would be religious.’ And then they took it away. I was really affected by that. The whole thing made me realize that I do want a cross with me at all times.
A lot of times as an actor you watch a film it’s like thumbing through a photo book from your past. It’s people you haven’t seen in a while, there are people that have passed away, and there are people you owe phone calls to.
I’ve realised that there’s art in everything we do in London. Suddenly, a photo of two boys sitting on a wall in tracksuits with a dog can go online and be considered a sick photo. That’s what we’ve done to London.
Whenever you have to do a photo shoot with a woman, there is this weird competition. They need to prove something. They need to play games – maybe unconsciously – but women are so sensitive, and people call me more masculine sometimes.
My mother, all of her sisters and my siblings all went through a stage from the age of about 15 to 19 where they widened and then lengthened. Had I not been modelling, that would have been a phase that was in a family photo album rather than in Vogue.
I like to think of an image as different from a photo.
When I worked as a newspaper photo engraver in the only job I ever had, many years ago, I’d get the train home to Pukerua Bay where I was staying with my parents. An hour ride, 16 stops, and almost always, I’d have automatic wake-up, seconds before we pulled into my station.
I have no time for real horses, so I have a plastic horse. Large size. Called Max Von Sydow. For photographs it looks real. If I do a photo shoot and it stands in the background, you think it’s a horse. A horse is a horse.
My photo has nothing to do with the person I am, the dreams I have, the family I want to build, the family I’m from.
A long, long time ago, I was in front of the ‘Mona Lisa’ and I heard someone saying, ‘Ugh! Take your photo and go!’ And it bummed me out. Shouldn’t there be more of a reverent experience?
The future is in photos for social media. More and more people are not reading, so I try to attach a photo to most Tweets.
Google Photos is great. I enjoy using it to curate my photo collection online. The integration on iOS to Apple Photos is a bit too much voodoo for me.
If you’re going to be sexy in a photo, you’d better be thinking about sex rather than about being sexy.
Peta Wilson
When I say ‘rare,’ it’s my own term. It’s like you’re doing something with a photo that is dominant that no one has ever seen before. #Rare means that it can only be seen here. It’s just a rare moment that I’m sharing with the world.
I’ve been harassed. I’ve been stalked. I’ve had every public pre-transition photo of me compiled alongside my deadname with the purpose of never letting me be my true gender.
Polaroids were the instant thing to get a photo back when I started it. You had to wait two days to get your film back if you had a real camera, and I was more of an instant-gratification guy.
If you go to the supermarket and buy a package of food and look at the photo on the front, the food never looks like that inside, does it? That is a fundamental lie we are sold every day.
In photo shoots, I rely on instinct. Which is not to say I don’t bring ideas to a project or consider it beforehand.
I can understand there are things like shadows they need to fix after a shoot, but it’s unfair to represent an image of yourself if it’s not true. They’re gonna see what you look like on film anyway, so why try to cover all your wobbly bits in a photo?
Always point your finger at the chest of the person with whom you are being photographed. You will appear dynamic. And no photo editor can crop you from the picture.
Ken Auletta
I saw James Ellsworth at an independent wrestling show where I was signing autographs, so I took a photo with him and put up a post on Facebook called ‘The night I met James Ellsworth.’ Just by nature of how popular that post was, how many comments there were and likes and shares, I was like, ‘people love this kid.’
It could be that all awful dictators are frustrated artists – Mao with his poetry and Mussolini with his monuments. Stalin was once a journalistic hack, and I can personally testify to how frustrated they are. Pol Pot left a very edgy photo collection behind. And Osama seems quite interested in video.
When I first met Big, we were both at a ‘Bad Boy‘ family photo shoot. I was kind of familiar with the name Biggie Smalls, but I really wasn’t that much into hip-hop at the time, so I really didn’t know that was him. He said he didn’t even know I was an artist on ‘Bad Boy.’
Faith Evans
Kevin Systrom of Instagram used to work for us as a consultant in the early days of Mint. I knew him a long time ago. Maybe I could have gotten in there. But with photo sharing, I don’t know if there’s an obvious business model. I don’t think there’s a competitive, sustainable advantage.
I have my insecurities, and some days you don’t want to be photographed. You notice all of your flaws even if others don’t notice them. Photo shoots also feel very vain because it’s all about you and your looks and your face. I feel I work better on camera.
Once you join the queue for the immigration line, pay attention to what the expeditor tells you. Have your papers ready. Don’t have your cell phone out. Take off your hat. Open your passport to the page with your photo and present it to the immigration officer already open.
Rarely will you find a photo of me in the NFL without long sleeves.
You won’t see a picture of me rolling around in a gutter, but I sometimes have a photo taken when I’m leaving a club looking tired, and there’ll be headlines saying, ‘She’s out of control’. You can’t prepare yourself for those things; you just have to shrug them off.
If somebody asks for a photo, with a smile, it is nothing.
Most actors don’t like doing still photo shoots, but I love them. I’m very comfortable, and I enjoy the clothes, looking good, and freezing the moment.
In France we have a law which doesn’t allow the press to publish a photo that you didn’t approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them.
We had decided to totally disappear from the media, to not do any interviews and photo shoots. Tom and I just needed time to ourselves.
In the music business, I found it was much more about interviews, photo shoots and appearances rather than actual performing, which I do best.
Every time I do photo shoots, my bottom lip and, like, my top lip are quivering because I just don’t know how to look. Then the flash kind of makes me go boss-eyed sometimes.
The Chavez-Obama pictures will join a postmodern photo array that includes Donald Rumsfeld gifting Saddam Hussein with spurs from President Reagan.
There is an intimacy and trust that is needed between leaders, between their assistants and advisers. Usually, you have the real substance behind closed doors; and the press conferences, you have niceties, nice photo ops.
I get motivated by the fact people are following me, that they want a photo or say ‘vamos’ or ‘Canelo.’
You have a negative, and you can have an influence whether you want to have it more contrasty or less contrasty; you can pre-flash the photo paper. You can make it warmer or colder, lighter, darker. This is all a way of manipulating the image in a normal way, not changing the pixels.
When I started, there was a very strong image of what the ballerina was supposed to be in her tights and her costume, and then I started doing photo shoots in bomber boots, and it wasn’t seen as the done thing.
Hunger changes you. As your body begins to claw at you, your stomach churning in anger, every person who shares a photo of the fancy meal they’re about to eat is no longer your friend.
You’re on Facebook, and these people seem to have endless lives. I don’t have time to live my life, let alone tell you what I’m doing, or post a photo.
If I happily smile and play around and laugh ‘ha-ha, hoo-hoo, yay,’ laughing like that, I think the photo looks cooler. If I just stand there like this, like ‘Oh, I’m a model,’ well, I don’t think that’s what it means to be a model at all.
I don’t really have a treasured possession, but I do love my family’s proper old photo album. We all have hundreds of photos on our phones now, but you can’t beat the old albums stuffed with black-and-white wedding photographs and 1970s Polaroids.
But to me, the most important page in my daughter’s book is the last one – because it’s blank. It says ‘Your Hero‘s Photo Here,’ and ‘Your Hero’s Story Here.’
Brad Meltzer
Because I’m a bald, dim-witted writer, people think I couldn’t possibly be her husband, so they occasionally confuse me for someone more glamorous. At O’Hare airport, a man asked if he could take Rebecca’s photo. When I reflexively stepped away, he said, ‘No, no, no. I want your picture too, Andre Agassi.’
Most photo shoots are a beautiful dress, a natural location, and poses.
I love experimenting with clothes for photo shoots, but when I’m onstage, I want to show people that there are other options. You can just be yourself and still make good music.
If someone comes up to me and asks me for a photo, if they do it politely, I’m always going to say yes.
Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn’t allowed in a photo because I wasn’t wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport.
My mom likes getting her photo taken.
Mary Peters. When I was having my sulky, stroppy, bad loser phase I watched her at the Olympics. Sometimes she failed but always with a smile and good grace. She taught me how to win and lose, and I have a photo taken with her in my lounge.
Sue Barker
When President Teddy Roosevelt posed for the cameras astride a massive steam shovel during construction of the Panama Canal in 1906, it was more than a simple photo op. Though the scene was clearly staged, it symbolized a crucial moment in American history.
As an organizer in the most underrepresented communities in my state, I have felt the frustration that so many voters must feel when other states limit polling locations, require photo IDs, and put unnecessary barriers in front of voters.
I go to all these photo shoots, and each time I figure out something new about myself and what I want to wear.
In 1979, I moved to England and photographed Joy Division and Bowie and Beefheart. At that time I got images that I felt had that special, well – power is a big word to say – more like intimacy and ambition that outlasted the photo shoot. I felt that they would have a longer life.
Sometimes people are very not sure of themselves, so you really have to give them that confidence. Even models – they need to warm up sometimes on photo shoots.
Every time I see the rails of my photo shoots, it’s like Dr. Seuss, or as if they’ve skinned Muppets.
So many more people recognise you and want to take up a moment of your time for a photo or a hello. You try to deal with it with grace and a degree of humour, because what’s the alternative?
The Democratic Party does not want anybody to have a photo ID because that would have a very negative impact on cheating! If you require a photo ID, that pretty much shuts out cheating. Well, it doesn’t shut it out. It just makes it harder, and that’s why they don’t want it.
If I go out with no make-up and a tracksuit on, nobody comes up to me. And if they do, I won’t do a photo because I wouldn’t want any photographic evidence.
I’m so lucky because I get to have all of these memories. I can have all of those pictures and different sorts of films and stuff. Some people have only one photo, and I’m really glad that I have all of that.
I love photo sessions. I’m alone, I’m the queen, everyone’s taking care of me.
Eva Herzigova
I know people have tattooed my ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ photos, they’ve painted them, on their bikes. I’ve seen a few of those, sent to me through friends, where they’ve actually taken my 8×10 Tig photo and put it right on their bike.
Kim Coates
Recently my publicist asked me for a college photo, and I realize how chubby I looked. I know this sounds totally shallow, but my advice is don’t fall prey to the freshmen fifteen!
Dressing up and doing photo shoots was a side of the industry I really didn’t think I would like. But now I’ve got a glam squad; I love trying on new outfits and experimenting with different looks.
It’s lovely to be considered pretty and lovely to do photo shoots, and I just love fashion. But I’m proud that I did the characters I wanted to do.
In the States a lot of Hispanic and black audiences are gravitating towards ‘Peaky Blinders.’ A mate of went into a bar in Santa Monica and sent me a photo of four blokes dressed as Peakies – they meet every week for a ‘Peaky Blinders’ evening.
You can always tell folks from nonfolks. Folks like to feel good, like to smile for the camera when there’s a big photo opportunity for a really good cause.
Family photo albums are so powerful in that they make kids feel valued, cherished and respected.
Nancy O’Dell
Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama.
I am just doing photo shoots. It’s not something that extraordinary. I’m not a great artist, I’m not writing books, I’m not a painter, and people in the streets ask me for a picture or a note, and I say, ‘Why?’
In my bachelor days, I had a small upright piano in my kitchen. It cost £10 from eBay plus £70 delivery. It was because I’d seen an old photo of Tom Waits – with dirty dishes, empty bottles, a hot plate, a coffee machine and a piano strewn with lyric sheets – and fallen in love with it.
I hadn’t done a photo cover in a while, and I decided to do a take on the ‘Pin Ups‘ cover, but do it in skull face and have the girl in skull face. People seem to dig it.
Every night, I don’t care if I’m doing interviews that day or photo shoots that day, what’s most important is that I’m making sure I’m right and tight for the show. These people all come out to see me, so I have to perform and make sure that they never forget it.
I was more of a commercial model. I wasn’t into ramp walks or photo shoots.
Singing is the rawest thing. Having been naked in films or naked in photo shoots, it’s nothing compared to singing. It’s absolute nakedness. You are stripped bare! It’s very strange. Acting seems much easier, in fact, because you are putting on a costume – whereas here, you are taking everything off.
We’ve come to expect so little from online privacy measures that public displays of concern about the matter are more or less for show. Being devastated to discover you’ve been tagged in somebody else’s photo has an air of the melodramatic about it at this point.
I’m very self-conscious having my picture taken, so I clown around. My driver‘s license photo looks like a blonde Elvis.
People sometimes come up to me, and it’s like they just want to capture Passenger. I feel like Pikachu. Sometimes, in the more sort of depressing moments, it feels like it’s not about the music, it’s just about the photo, and that really worries me.
I can look at a photo and the dimensions of any piece and tell you if it’s going to sit well with the four other pieces in your room.
If your family was part of the movie business, then watching ‘Moguls & Movie Stars‘ is like looking at the family photo album: hilarious to members of the family, numbingly boring to those outside the family circle.
When I came out publicly, some photo editors had a field day searching for pictures of me with a limp wrist or some other stereotypical gay signifier – as though, after decades in the public eye, they’d suddenly come across a trove of shots where I looked like a Cher impersonator.
Building outrageous expectations about the next big thing – be it a personal video chatting service or venue-based photo sharing app – can create all sorts of complications when things don’t go as planned.
I always steal a pair of socks on every photo shoot I do. It’s my thing.
I don’t have to think much when I take a photo on my iPhone. I sort of see the iPhone medium as instant gratification, whereas with film, you have to think about it because it’s expensive.
Nobody wants to see an engagement photo with you in your ratty jeans and t-shirt. Go for layers, and you’re always going to look like you made more of an effort.
Madonna is her own Hollywood studio – a popelike mogul and divine superstar in one. She has a laserlike instinct for publicity, aided by her visual genius for still photography (which none of her legion of imitators has). Unfortunately, her public life has dissolved into a series of staged photo ops.
What I can’t tell with a photo I will tell with a painting, and what I can’t tell with a painting I will tell with a video or text sometimes, et cetera.
Francis Alys
The United States Supreme Court has voted 6-3 that voter photo ID is constitutional.