Alfred Eisenstaedt — American Photographer born on December 06, 1898, died on August 25, 1995

Alfred Eisenstaedt was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. One of the most prolific photographers of the twentieth century, he began his career in pre-World War II Germany, and after moving to the U.S., achieved prominence as a staff photographer for Life Magazine which featured more than 90 of his pictures on its covers with over 2,500 photo stories published... (wikipedia)

When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.
Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.