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. 

David Hockney
[Artist, b. 1937, Bradford, England, lives in Bridlington, Yorkshire; London; and Los Angeles.]

 I came to Los Angeles for two reasons: The first was a photo by Julius Shulman of Case Study House #21, and the other was [Atheletic Model Guildʼs]ʼs Physique Pictorial. 

Roni Horn
[Artist, b. 1955, New York, lives in New York and Iceland.]

 As is often said of photography, this photograph is a frozen moment. A frozen moment is not a moment at all. 

Bret Harte
[Writer, b. 1836, Albany, New York, d. 1902, London.]

 Besides writing, I have been teaching myself to ‘develop’ my own photographic plates, and I haven’t a stick of clothing or an exposed finger that isn’t stained. I sit for hours in a dark-room feeling as if I were a very elderly Faust at some dreadful incantation, and come out of it, blinding at the light, like a Bastille prisoner. And yet I am not successful! 

Damien Hirst
[Artist, b. 1965, Bristol, England, lives in Combe Martin, Devon, England.]

 Immortality is really desirable, I guess. In terms of images, anyway. 

Martin Heidegger
[Philosopher, b. 1889, Messkirch, Baden, Germany, d. 1976, Messkirch.]

 When we reflect on the modern age, we are questioning the modern world picture... Wherever we have the world picture, an essential decision takes place regarding what is, in its entirety... The fundamental event of the modern age is the conquest of the world as picture. The word ‘picture’ [Bild] now means the structured picture [Gebild] that is the creature of man’s producing which represents and sets before... 

John Herschel
[Mathematician, astronomer, and discoverer that hyposulphite of soda fixes photographs, b. 1792, Slough, Buckinghamshire, England, d. 1871, Hawkhurst, Kent, England.]

 It is hardly too much to call [daguerreotypes] miraculous. Certainly they surpass anything I could have conceived as within the bounds of reasonable expectation... I cannot commend you better than to come and see. Excuse this ebullition! (To William Henry Fox Talbot, 1839.) 

Heinrich Heine
[Writer, b. 1797, Düsseldorf, Germany, d. 1856, Paris.]

 Photography is a witness against the mistaken opinion that art is an imitation of nature.