Gustavo Alfaro Photography

The thoughts and works of a random picture taker. :)

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It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera. They are made with the eye, heart and head.

- Henri Cartier-Bresson

Nothing makes a woman look so old as trying desperately hard to look young.

- Chanel

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

- Bruce Lee

Picasso taught me to run faster than beauty. He who runs less fast than beauty will accomplish only something mediocre. As for him who runs faster than beauty, his work will seem ugly, but he forces beauty to join it and then, once joined, it will become beautiful for good.

- Jean Cocteau

Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know — because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly… And when I got it it turned to dust in my hands.

- F. Scott Fitzgerald 

Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.

- Edward Weston

It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveller who enters a strange country.

- Bill Brandt

You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes - that means your [preparation:]. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you’re going to get found out now, under the bright lights.

- Joe Frazier

There would be no Ali without Frazier…

- Unknown

Eye for an eye, wise man said, makes the whole world blind.


Life is about affinity and love. Follow affinity and live freely.


Understanding how to let go is knowing how to confront everything.

- Buddhist Quote

If you have to try to explain or justify your ideas with models, clients etc don’t bother, you’ll be wasting your time. Go and find someone else. The world is full eccentric people, lunatics who are fearless and on the same wave length.


Everything you do has a balance to it. You can feel it and when you do, you know it’s perfect. Every movement you make has a perfect center of balance that you can take away from it. It’s not supposed to feel like you’re pushing yourself or dragging yourself along. When you find it…you’ll know…you’ll know…

- Gustavo Alfaro

There is gold buried in your heart, but you are not yet aware of it.

- Sri Ramakrishna