Photography / Still Photos

Life Through A Lens

Inspirational photography quotes.

A young woman in front of a lake at sunset with a Galaxy S10 over the image

The ease and accessibility of photography especially in the modern world; where every smartphone comes with a camera as standard, can make it seem a lesser visual form of expression than say, drawing or sculpture.

But although camera’s these days are mostly used for selfies and Instagram friendly pics of whatever you had for dinner, in the right hands, and with the right camera, photography can produce moments of visual magic that rival any of the visual mediums in terms of invoking awe and wonder in the viewer.

And with Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones, you have a full kit of lenses in your pocket. There’s a 12MP Telephoto camera for amazing zoom possibilities, a 12MP Wide-angle camera for everyday moments and a 16MP Ultra Wide camera for panoramic landscapes – so however the world inspires your artistic side, you’ll be able to capture the moment perfectly.

To get you in the mood for looking at life through a lens, we have collected some inspirational photography quotes from the world’s most iconic photographers, artists and free thinkers for you to use as a muse for your next snaps.

A man from behind looking out at a lake and mountain view
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Anna-Lou Leibovitz

“I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.” Anna-Lou Leibovitz

Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz is a world-renowned portrait photographer who has shot some of the most strikingly intimate photos of famous people ever recorded, including the timeless 1980’s Rolling Stone cover of John Lennon lying naked with his girlfriend Yoko Ono.

She was awarded The Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in recognition of her contribution to the art of photography in 2009.

A close up of some clouds
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Karl Lagerfeld

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” Karl Lagerfeld

As a creative director, a fashion designer, an artist and a photographer, Karl Lagerfeld was a huge servant to the visual arts before his death earlier this year. As a creative director he was head of both Chanel and Fendi, as well as his own self named label, but as a photographer he was prolific too.

After Lagerfeld took up photography in the 1980s, moving behind the lens to shoot his own fashion campaigns, he moved between fine art and fashion photography with ease, often merging them together in his own style.

Two boys walking in the sea
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Andy Warhol

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” - Andy Warhol

Pop art is a movement born in the UK and US that takes inspiration from current commercial and pop culture, and often seen as a reaction against the more elitist ‘fine art’ tradition. And Andy Warhol, an American artist whose popularity exploded in the 70’s and 80’s, is the name that is probably most closely associated with it, more than any other.

His rough and ready photography mostly dealt in Polaroids and black and white prints, with topics ranging from his close friend and fellow artist Jean-Michel Basquait to New York Gay Pride, often with a view to repurposing his photos for his own art.

A womans hand holding a polariod photo of a butterfly
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Eliott Erwitt

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” - Eliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt is an American advertising and documentary photographer renowned for his black and white candid photos of everyday life, often with an ironic and absurd twist.

Erwitt started his career in the American army as a photography assistant. Yet despite his military roots, his favourite topic for his work is dogs, and he has published five books solely dedicated to his favourite pics of pooches.

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