Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh

was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.
It should be the aim of every photographer to make a single exposure that shows everything about the subject. I have been told that my portrait of Churchill is an example of this.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can. The revelation, if it comes at all, will come in a small fraction of a second with an unconscious gesture, a gleam of the eye, a brief lifting of the mask that all humans wear to conceal their innermost selves from the world. In that fleeting interval of opportunity the photographer must act or lose his prize.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to recordMore Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I have found that great people do have in common. . .an immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision, they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all, they have integrity.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
My chief joy is to photograph the great in heart, in mind, and in spirit, whether they be famous or humble.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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