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

 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. 
 All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty pains and when it pained most, I shot. 
 The final stage of photography is transforming an object from what it is into what you want it to be. 
 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. 
 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. 
 I prefer to be noticed some day, first for my ideas and second for my good eye. 
 Leica, schmeica. The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to see. 
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