Lee Friedlander

Born: July 14, 1934

Occupation: Photographer

Quotes of Lee Friedlander

Lee Friedlander

The camera is not merely a reflecting pool and the photographs are not exactly the mirror, mirror on the wall that speaks with a twisted tongue.

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Lee Friedlander

At first, my presence in my photos was fascinating and disturbing. But as time passed and I was more a part of other ideas in my photos, I was able to add a giggle to those feelings.

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Lee Friedlander

I always wanted to be a photographer. I was fascinated with the materials, but I never dreamed I would be having this much fun. I imagined something much less elusive, much more mundane.

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Lee Friedlander

The West to me is where the landscape is,

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Lee Friedlander

I only wanted Uncle Vernon standing by his own car (a Hudson) on a clear day, I got him and the car. Ialso got a bit of Aunt Mary’s laundry and Beau Jack, the dog, peeing on the fence, and a row of potted...

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Lee Friedlander

I suspect it is for one's self-interest that one looks at one's surroundings and one's self. This search is personally born and is indeed my reason and motive for making photographs.

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Lee Friedlander

It fascinates me that there is a variety of feeling about what I do. I'm not a premeditative photographer. I see a picture and I make it. If I had a chance, I'd be out shooting all the time. You don't...

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Lee Friedlander

You don’t have to go looking for pictures. The material is generous. You go out and the pictures are staring at YOU.

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