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Quotes by Sally Mann - (18 quotes)

Sally Mann - From the Anxiety category:

Each time you take a good picture, you have the wonderful feeling of exhilaration... and almost instantly, the flip side. You have this terrible, terrible anxiety that you've just taken your last good picture. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Artists category:

As an artist your trajectory just has to keep going up. The thing that subverts your next body of work is the work you've taken before. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Creativity category:

It's always been my philosophy to try to make art out of the everyday and ordinary... it never occurred to me to leave home to make art. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Earth category:

The earth doesn't care where death occurs. ...It's the artist, by coming in and writing about it or painting it or taking a photograph of it, that makes the earth powerful and creates death's memory. Because the land will not remember by itself, but the artist will. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Impossibilities category:

All the good pictures that came so easily now make the next set of pictures virtually impossible in your mind. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Information category:

Some of my pictures are poem-like in the sense that they are very condensed, haiku-like... There is a lot of information in most of my pictures, but not the kind of information you see in documentary photography. There is emotional information in my photographs. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Intimacy category:

Every image is in some way a 'portrait,' not in the way that it would reproduce the traits of a person, but in that it pulls and draws... in that it extracts something, an intimacy, a force. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Memory category:

Sometimes I think the only memories I have are those that I've created around photographs of me as a child. Maybe I'm creating my own life. I distrust any memories I do have. They may be fictions, too. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Photography category:

The things that are close to you are the things you can photograph the best. Unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Photography category:

If it doesn't have ambiguity, don't bother to take it. I love that, that aspect of photography - the mendacity of photography - it's got to have some kind of peculiarity in it or it's not interesting to me. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Profession category:

I chose photography over writing. I had to make a living. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Renewal category:

The lessons of impermanance, the occasional despair and the muse, so tenuously moored, all visit their needs upon me, and I dig deeply for the spiritual utilities that restore me: my love for the place, for the one man left, for my children and friends and the great green pulse of spring. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Serendipity category:

Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity... I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Shock category:

I like to make people a little uncomfortable. It encourages them to examine who they are and why they think the way they do. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Struggle category:

I struggle with enormous discrepancies: between the reality of motherhood and the image of it, between my love for my home and the need to travel, between the varied and seductive paths of the heart. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Subject category:

It is easier for me to take ten good pictures in an airplane bathroom than in the gardens at Versailles. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Technique category:

I'm so worried that I'm going to perfect technique someday. I have to say it's unfortunate how many of my pictures do depend upon some technical error. (Sally Mann)

Sally Mann - From the Truth category:

I think truth is a layered phenomenon. There are many truths that accumulate and build up. I am trying to peel back and explore these rich layers of truth. All truths are difficult to reach. (Sally Mann)