It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked.
A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.
Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love.
To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.
I never tried to revolutionise photography; I just do what I do and keep my fingers crossed that people will like it.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they're about dead people. Paintings you don't think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I'm looking at something dead.
I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.
The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.
I love learning new techniques.
I didn't try and do fashion pictures. I tried to do portraits of girls wearing dresses.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
My friends are all megalomaniacs - from Damien Hirst to Jack Nicholson - all of them.
The reason I did fashion was it was the only way to get paid to do anything creative. You couldn't support yourself as an 'artist' - I hate that word. The only way you could be 'arty' was as a fashion photographer, because it still had a certain amount of integrity involved.
Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.
You can't really copy what I do because I don't do anything.
I hate men who are in touch with their feminine side.
Being trendy is dangerous. I've never been trendy, which is why I've never really fallen out of favour.
When I die I want to go to Vogue.
I'm not really one for regrets.
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
London changes because of money. It's real estate. If they can build some offices or expensive apartments they will, it's money that changes everything in a city.
Being handsome wasn't much of a burden. It worked for me.
I didn't know I was going to live for 50 years. It has come as a shock.
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