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    Quote by famous photographer on being an amateur -

    I read a quote the other day by a famous photographer and I cannot for the life of me find it online. It went something like this -

    ''...i wish to stay an amateur, i reject all forms of professional fakeness.... blah blah blah''

    Damn I can't find this anywhere. It was a wonderful quote though.

    Does this ring a bell!?

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    This isn't real close, but does it sound right?

    "Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur." - Alfred Eisenstaedt
    “For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”
    ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

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    sorry for being no help but
    the only thing that comes to mind is:
    " sure i like kids, if they're properly cooked" wc fields

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    Elliott Erwitt is notable for insisting he's an amateur. And he's always saying pithy things! Probably him.

    "I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation." etc.
    'Cows are very fond of being photographed, and, unlike architecture, don't move.' - Oscar Wilde

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    haha, no those aren't it. I shall find it yet -

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    The attitude of it sounds a little like Weston to me (I just read the daybooks). He did portraits for pay, but he really didn't like it and I think that's what was considered "professional" in those days.

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    Kertesz?

    "I am an amateur," photographer André Kertész said in 1930, five years after he had left his native Hungary for Paris. "And I intend to stay that way for the rest of my life." In 1961, a year before Kertész retired from what he described as eleven "lost years" working as a magazine photographer on contract to Condé Nast, Kertész reiterated his declaration. "I still regard myself as an amateur today and I hope that's what I'll stay until the end of my life. Because I'm forever a beginner who discovers the world again and again."

    http://www.photoeye.com/magazine/rev...ndr_Kertsz.cfm

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    Per ooze's quote, sound like it may have been Kertesz. But I can't pass a chance to bring up one of my favorites. I believe it was Elliot Erwitt, the quote was something along these lines, "It's about time we start getting serious about photography, and treat it as a hobby!"

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    Quote by famous photographer on being an amateur -

    I've been listening to Jeff Curto's 'History Of Photography' classes, he makes a very interesting (maybe even enlightening?) observation on the origins of the term 'Amateur' in the photographic world... #3 (I think) in the 2013 spring class
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    I remember talking to a professional woodworker and he said he was a bit jealous of amateurs. They can spend as much time as they want on a project until they are happy with it and are free to experiment and switch styles. Sounds like a parallel to the art world.
    Your first 10,000 pictures are the worst - HCB

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