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

 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. 
 There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. 
 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. 
 Photography is a bridge between science and art. It brings to science what it needs most, the artistic sense, and to art the proof that nothing can be imagined which cannot be matched in the counterpoints of nature. 
 A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? 
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