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.
The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
I never tried to revolutionise photography; I just do what I do and keep my fingers crossed that people will like it.
I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.
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.
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.
You can't really copy what I do because I don't do anything.
Being trendy is dangerous. I've never been trendy, which is why I've never really fallen out of favour.
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.
Being handsome wasn't much of a burden. It worked for me.
I never set out to be a photographer.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
You adapt to who you're photographing.
I always go for simplicity.
All I could do at school was paint and draw and that was the only time I ever passed any exam. It was the only thing I ever got right at school.
I was ten when I got my first serious beating. It was rough.
I've been used by women all my life, fortunately.
Actors are hard to photograph because they never want to reveal who they are. You don't know if you're getting a character from a Chekhov play or a Polanski film. It depends what mood they're in.
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