Zitat des Tages von Richard Avedon:
All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.
There's always been a separation between fashion and what I call my deeper work.
How many pictures have you torn up because you hate them? What ends up in your scrapbook? The pictures where you look like a good guy and a good family man, and the children look adorable - and they're screaming the next minute. I've never seen a family album of screaming people.
I can see myself as a very old man in a terrific wheelchair. Only, I won't be photographing the tree outside my window, the way Steichen did. I'll be photographing other old people.
What ends up in your scrapbook? The pictures where you look like a good guy and a good family man, and the children look adorable - and they're screaming the next minute. I've never seen a family album of screaming people.
My parents put the New Yorker in my crib. I saw Vogue and Vanity Fair around the house before I could read.
Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.
Any artist picks and chooses what they want to paint or write about or say. Photographers are the same.
I am always stimulated by people. Almost never by ideas.
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
I hate cameras. They interfere, they're always in the way. I wish: if I could work with my eyes alone.
Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me.
People, unprotected by their roles, become isolated in beauty and intellect and illness and confusion.
I see pictures of myself and I always knew that what I was feeling didn't look like that guy in the pictures.
If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?
Real people move, they bear with them the element of time. It is this fourth dimension of people that I try to capture in a photograph.