Yousuf Karsh — Canadian Photographer born on December 23, 1908, died on July 13, 2002

Yousuf Karsh, CC was an Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he is "one of the greatest portrait photographers of the twentieth century, achieved a distinct style in his theatrical lighting.".. (wikipedia)

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
I've also seen that great men are often lonely. This is understandable, because they have built such high standards for themselves that they often feel alone. But that same loneliness is part of their ability to create.
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
The trouble with photographing beautiful women is that you never get into the dark room until after they've gone.
There is a brief moment when all there is in a man's mind and soul and spirit is reflected through his eyes, his hands, his attitude. This is the moment to record.