If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers.
The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
I never liked photography. Not for the sake of photography. I like the object. I like the photographs when you hold them in your hand.
If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.
People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.
With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.
I was a Catholic boy, I went to church every Sunday. A church has a certain magic and mystery for a child. It still shows in how I arrange things. It's always little altars.
I think that it was a great advantage to go into photography not knowing much about it. Not thinking. I think one of the problems with many photographers today is that they never see for themselves, but just like everybody else...
If I had been born one or two hundred years ago, I might have been a sculptor, but photography is a very quick way to see, to make sculpture.
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