Famous Photographer Quote #0203

Robert Frank

“I always say that I don’t want to be sentimental, that the photographs shouldn’t be sentimental, and yet, I am conscious of my sentimentality.”

Robert Frank



25 thoughts on “Famous Photographer Quote #0203

  1. Michael J. Thanks for liking this quote from Robert Frank. There are now over 200 Famous Artist Quotes on Blog-Bisogno.com that can be found easily by clicking on “Quotes” at the top of this page.


  2. well at least he’s aware of his sentimentality – I do have my doubts though that anyone is able to totally take themselves ‘out of the picture’ – and isn’t that really a part of the artistic endeavor?

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    • That’s an excellent question. I think we are all aware of our sentimentality, and I have a hard time disassociating myself from it. In fact, it is impossible…so for my own sake I must believe it is part of the artistic endeavor. I am in every photograph I make.

      Artists live in fear of sinking in a mire of cloying sentimentality. 🙂

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      • In the words of one of the famous photographers here in your blog is a quote that seems to follow your thought:

        “To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs: I respond, ‘There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.’ “

        Ansel Adams


  3. MostafaEmgiem. Thanks for liking this. It is one of the most popular of the 200 plus Famous Artist Quotes to date on Blog-Bisogno.com. You can get to all the quotes quickly and easily by clicking on the Quotes category at the top of the page.


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