D.H. Lawrence
[Writer, b. 1885, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, d. 1930, Vence, France.]

 The identifying of ourselves with the visual image of ourselves has become an instinct; the habit is already old. The picture of me, the me that is seen, is me. (1925) 

Walter Lippmann
[Writer and journalist, b. 1889, New York, d. 1974, New York.]

 Photographs have the kind of authority over imagination today, which the printed word had yesterday, and the spoken word before that. They seem utterly real. (1922) 

Saul Leiter
[Photographer, b. 1923, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, d. 2013, New York.]

 In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it. 

Edwin Land
[Inventor and entrepreneur, b. 1909, Bridgeport, Connecticut, d. 1991, Cambridge, Massachusetts.]

 Don’t undertake a project unless it is manifestly important and nearly impossible. 

Jean-François Lyotard
[Writer and philosopher, b. 1924, Versaille, France, d. 1998, Paris.]

 It is our business not to supply reality but to invent allusions to the conceivable which cannot be presented. 

Michael Light
[Photographer, b. 1963, Florida, lives in San Francisco.]

 ... anybody who has spent time with cameras and photographs knows that images, like gravestone rubbings, are no more than impressions of the truth. 

Sol LeWitt
[Artist and theorist, b. 1928, Hartford, Connecticut, d. 2007, New York.]

 What the work of art looks like isn’t too important. 

George Platt Lynes
[Photographer, b. 1907, East Orange New Jersey, d. 1955, New York.]

 I’m the damned soul of my (damned) camera, and God, how it hates me sometimes.