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. 
 A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? 
 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 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. 
 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. 
 The best zoom lens is your legs. 
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