Photography for me is a way of avoiding grown-ups, boredom and going to the laundromat. It allows me to live in another world, intensified and of my own finding. I assume the right to stare long and hard, to be blunt, loving and unselfconscious. I attempt to find a kind of poetry that eludes me in other more sober activities. It has become a continuous search with no shining end in sight except to go on trying.
I’m very conservative, I don’t change easily. If something works, why not use it? That’s my attitude. I was never looking for what’s new, what’s different. That has something to do with really getting serious at a more advanced age. I knew who I was, and what I liked, so I didn’t have to go through all that other stuff.