[1814 – 1875] French artist
Photography 'would never reach perfection till the process could be performed instantaneously, and without the knowledge of the sitter. Only in that way, if at all, could a natural and life-like portrait be obtained.
The painter Jean François Millet to Edward Wheelwright, Barbizon, c. 1856.
A photograph is analogous to a plaster cast taken from life, which is always inferior to a good statue.