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. 
 All I wanted was to connect my moods with those of Paris. Beauty pains and when it pained most, I shot. 
 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. 
 A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? 
 I prefer to be noticed some day, first for my ideas and second for my good eye. 
 The best zoom lens is your legs. 
 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. 
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