The 14 Most Memorable Quotes From Luminance 2012 Speakers

The 14 Most Memorable Quotes From Luminance 2012 Speakers

Photo by Michael Treola / PhotoShelter Chairman Allen Murabayashi gets up on stage at Luminance 2012

What started as a little dream to bring together the movers and shakers of photography – both old and new – was made a reality for us this week at Luminance 2012. We are grateful to all 25 speakers who came out to share their viewpoint on the future of photography with hundreds of attendees.

While just reading the speakers’ descriptions was enough to get us pumped, we couldn’t have anticipated just how exceptional they all would be. At different points the speakers were everything from uplifting to educational to humorous to shocking – and every other emotion in between.

In recap, here are the the 14 most memorable quotes from the Luminance 2012 speakers.

“I don’t want recognition. I just want to be treated fairly and not like a robot or a magician.” – Amy Dresser, Retoucher & Illustrator

Photo by Michael Treola

“Shooting film is not for everybody, but if you’re crazy enough it might be for you.” – David Burnett, Photojournalist

Photo by Michael Treola

“Taking and sharing photos makes us more social, and therefore does improve quality of life.” – Cory West, Engineering Manager, Facebook Photos

Photo by Michael Treola

“Every two minutes we snap as many photos as humanity as a whole took in the 1800’s.” – Lucas Buick, CEO & Co-Founder, Hipstamatic

Photo by Michael Treola

“Hard drives tend to fail in space.” – Donald Pettit, NASA Astroanaut

Photo by Michael Treola

“Stick to what you’re good at – hire a designer or writer when you need it. Avoid making crappy books!” – Eileen Gittins, CEO & Founder, Blurb

Photo by Michael Treola

“Long term documentary work is often a dark and lonely journey.” – Barbara Davidson, 2011 Pulitzer Prize Winner

Photo by Michael Treola

“If you don’t have any ideas, taxidermy will make your picture 50% better.” – Peter Yang, Commercial & Editorial Photographer

Photo by Michael Treola

“Follow your gut. Follow your heart. Don’t follow the dollar signs.” – Michael Muller, Commercial Photographer

Photo by Michael Treola

“I’m a photographer because that’s all I know how to do.” – Zack Arias, Editorial Music Photographer

Photo by Michael Treola

“Factors that affect value of photographs are uniqueness, provenance and scale.” – Sara Friedlander, VP Post-War & Contemporary Art, Christie’s

Photo by Michael Treola

“Writing checks to artists when they’ve sold a print is one of my favorite things to do.” – Jen Bekman, CEO & Founder, 20×200

Photo by Michael Treola

“Photographers can create moments that will never happen again but last a lifetime.” – Tyler Shields, Photographer

Photo by Michael Treola

“When you see something in slow motion you see it again for the very first time.” – Rick Robinson, Division VP of Marketing, Vision Research

Photo by Michael Treola

We can’t thank everyone enough for making this event such a success! Continue sharing your thoughts and photos on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #luminance. Also be sure to check out all our photos from the event at luminancephotos.photoshelter.com and share you feedback! Email us at feedback@photoshelter.com.

Photo by Brad Mangin / #luminance on Instagram

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    • Lauren Margolis Author at 9:50 am

      @Sohail Yes, we’ll be posting videos of the speakers’ presentations in the upcoming weeks – most likely to the blog or Luminance website. Stay tuned for more info!

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