Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh

was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.
My personal interest in ordinary people is unlimited, but I am fascinated by the challenge of portraying true greatness adequately with my camera.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by vanity only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.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]
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [09/03/2011 12:09:29]
If it's a likeness, alone, it's not a success. If, through my portraits, you can come to know the subjects more meaningfully, if it synthesizes your feelings toward someone whose work has imprinted itself on your mind--if you see a photograph and say, 'Yes, this is the person,' with a little new insight--that is a beautiful experience.More Yousuf Karsh quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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