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.
Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love.
A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.
To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.
I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.
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.
I was ten when I got my first serious beating. It was rough.
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.
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.
I don't feel very optimistic in London.
The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.
I didn't try and do fashion pictures. I tried to do portraits of girls wearing dresses.
In France they don't think I'm difficult.
I always go for simplicity.
I've been used by women all my life, fortunately.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
You can't really copy what I do because I don't do anything.
I love learning new techniques.
Being trendy is dangerous. I've never been trendy, which is why I've never really fallen out of favour.
My friends are all megalomaniacs - from Damien Hirst to Jack Nicholson - all of them.
Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.
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.
I hate men who are in touch with their feminine side.
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