Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Robert Mapplethorpe (5 quotes)

(1946-1989)
An American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black & white portraits, photos of flowers and male nudes. The frank, erotic nature of some of the work of his middle period triggered a more general controversy about the public funding of artworks.
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"With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing. "
Photography > General
Quote #49
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"If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #81
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"I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #339
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"I never liked photography. Not for the sake of photography. I like the object. I like the photographs when you hold them in your hand."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #352
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"I was a Catholic boy, I went to church every Sunday. A church has a certain magic and mystery for a child. It still shows in how I arrange things. It's always little altars."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #353
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