my favorite stories

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words

Elliott Erwitt

The earth is art, the photographer only a witness

You don’t take a photograph, you make it

Ansel Adams

A good photographer must love life more than he does photography

Joel Strasser

A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words

Ansel Adams


Hi, I’m Marianne Hope, owner and founder of picturelyspoken. I consider myself very lucky to have the best job in the world;  capturing moments, people, lifestyle, and destinations.  My specialty is seeing beauty everywhere, in everyone and everything in a simple, creative, real but uplifting and positive way.

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