Steve McCurry quotes

  • If you want to be a photographer, first leave home
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Home #Firsts #Want

  • I strive for individual pictures that will burn in people's memories.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Memories #People #Strive

  • If you wait, people will forget your camera, and the soul will drift up into view.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Views #People #Waiting

  • Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a persons face.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Photography #People #Soul

  • What matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #What Matters #Feelings #Matter

  • My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Inspirational #Needs #Cameras

  • The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Powerful #Single Mom #Unique

  • What is important to my work is the individual picture. I photograph stories on assignment, and of course they have to be put together coherently. But what matters most is that each picture stands on its own, with its own place and feeling.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #What Matters #Feelings #Important

  • It’s important for you to spend your time photographing things that matter to you. You need to understand the things that have meaning to you, and not what others think is important for you.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Thinking #Important #Matter

  • I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in. Whether you're photographing for yourself, for your job, whether you photograph on the weekends or everyday or once in a while, the main point is having fun and to be exercising your curiosity and to be really in love with what you are doing.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Photography #Jobs #Fun

  • Some of the great pictures happen along the journey and not necessarily at your destination.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Journey #Destination

  • In our contemporary society, one so over-inundated with imagery, it is easy to overlook the power of a single frame to change the way we look at the world, or rally disparate hearts to a single cause. Yet, ours is a society shaped by this very phenomenon.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Heart #Looks #World

  • For those who were desperate, my camera became an object of hope (...)Throughout my year-long coverage of the monsoon world, my strongest conviction was that I was involved in the fundamentals of life.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Years #Long #Fundamentals

  • A still photograph is something which you can always go back to. You can put it on your wall and look at it again and again. Because it is that frozen moment. I think it tends to burn into your psyche. It becomes ingrained in your mind. A powerful picture becomes iconic of a place or a time or a situation.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Wall #Powerful #Thinking

  • A picture can express a universal humanism, or simply reveal a delicate and poignant truth by exposing a slice of life that might otherwise pass unnoticed.
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Might #Poignant #Unnoticed

  • If you want to be a photographer, you have to photograph
    -- Steve McCurry

    #Want #Photographer #Photograph

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