Ernst Haas
[Photographer, b. 1921, Vienna, Austria, d. 1986, New York City.]

 All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty pains and when it pained most, I shot. 
 There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. 
 Don’t take pictures. Be taken by your pictures. 
 The final stage of photography is transforming an object from what it is into what you want it to be. 
 Living in a time of the increasing struggle of the mechanization of man, photography has become another example of this paradoxical problem of how to humanize, how to overcome a machine on which we are thoroughly dependent... the camera. 
 The best zoom lens is your legs. 
 I prefer to be noticed some day, first for my ideas and second for my good eye. 
 I am not interested in shooting new things. I am interested to see things new. In this way I am a photographer with the problems of a painter, the desire is to find the limitations of a camera so I can overcome them. 
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