What happens inside your mind can happen inside a camera!
when he worked as a Madison Avenue copywriter. Advertising slogan for Minolta SRT-101/102 [Popular Photography 5/1974, p. 229]
Contemporary photography has little patience with theories of art that cannot accept our wrinkles, imperfections, and unruly pubic hairs.
“New American Nudes – Recent Trends and Attitudes”, Morgan & Morgan, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 1984.
Only the camera knows what happened.
Artists who believe they control everything control what they know. Artists who allow outside forces to intervene are like canoes going down rapids.
What to do? It’s simple: Stay on the bus. Stay on the fucking bus.
Photography can be a most dependable yet dispassionate accountant of the physical self. With its awesome and inimitable documentary powers photography reveals transformations in our bodies we never see happening ourselves.
I think photography piles up the limitations more than any other medium I know… To outwit the calamities, I have learned to formulate a partnership with spontaneity.
Be the caretaker of your vision. Make it famous. And above all, remember, that art is risk made visible.
What the camera sees at the moment of exposure is what I try to envision in my mind. Therein lies the magic of photography for me. It’s why it is always Christmas in my darkroom.