Famous Artist Quote #0303

Famous Artist Quote #0303

“Photography is like stealing. You rob someone of a moment that exposes something essential about their character, their soul if you like. There are people who are very conscious of that, who find that terrifying. The thought that everyone, friend or foe, can get so close to you, look you straight in the eye and judge you without having any control over it or being able to respond. A part of them has become the property of the photographer.”

Esther Verhoef

14 thoughts on “Famous Artist Quote #0303

  1. Andrea Giang | Cooking with a Wallflower: Thanks for being the first to like Famous Artist Quote #0303 by Esther Verhoef. Every once in a while I post a quote that I do not completely agree with. This is one of them. Her thoughts have merit, but I don’t steal or rob anything. I prefer to capture and expose. A portraitist must expose the heart and soul of the subject or the end result will be a snapshot, but the interaction doesn’t have to be terrifying. If done with caring finesse, it can be a comfortable, uplifting and insightful experience.

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  2. Joseph: Thanks for visiting Blog-Bisogno.com, and liking this Esther Verhoef quote. Being a writer of suspense novels, I feel that Esther is a little wound up about having her picture taken. Granted it can be unnerving to sit for a master portraitist who seems to know everything about you in a matter of minutes…and the realization that once printed, you are exposed for all the world to see.

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  3. Nature’s Child: Thanks for liking this Esther Verhoef quote. All living things have a soul. I am constantly exploring the soul of trees, revealing their character, and have never had a complaint!


  4. Violet of Violet’s Veg*n e-comics: Thanks for liking Famous Artist Quote #0303 by Esther Verhoef. I chose this photograph to go with her quote because she seems uncomfortable in front of the photographer’s prying lens.


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