Famous Quote from WWI photographer?

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by matroskin, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Does anyone know the photographer's name who said something along the lines of "Fortune seems to favor certain men in such a way that maybe it's not fortune at all" ?
    it's the exact quote that i'm looking for (and a fairly known one) but i can't remember who said it. i'm pretty sure the photographer who said it took that photo of a man getting shot and falling back with his rifle in his hand in WWI.
    thank you.
    p.s. is this the best place to post this question or should i use a different forum?
  2. Robert Capa perhaps -
  3. thank you for the answers. yes it was Capa's photo i was talking about but i can't find that quote. it goes along these lines - "I don't think you can create luck. You're either lucky or you're not. I don't know if it's really luck or if it's just curiosity. I think the main ingredient, or a main ingredient for photography is curiosity. If you're curious enough and if you get up in the morning and go out and take pictures, you're likely to be more lucky than if you just stay at home." - Elliott Erwitt - On the Question: "Can you create your own luck as a photographer?" Interview with Erwitt at: http://www.milkphoto.com/elliott_converse.shtm
    but it's definitely not the quote i was looking for. i wish i still had email of my Hist. of photography II professor.
  4. When speaking of luck and success, I like "the harder I work, the luckier I get." Or success is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.

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