I think everything can be painted because painting can change reality; but everything cannot be photographed and the photographer often comes home empty-handed, with images which (often) have a documentary interest, but which rarely go further than that. One has to be completely available, very tenacious and admit that many subjects won't give any results... and a miracle sometimes happens, without warning.
If I have something to say, I hope it shows in my pictures. I think that everything can be painted because painting can transform reality, but not everything can be photographed, and the photographer often comes home empty-handed with pictures that often have a documentary interest but rarely go beyond that. One has to remain available and extremely tenacious, admit that many subjects produce nothing... and then sometimes, the miracle happens, without warning.
The camera is in itself a frontier, a barrier of sorts that one is constantly breaking down so as to get closer to the subject. In doing so, you step over your limits; there is a sense of daring, of going beyond, of being rude, of wanting to be invisible. To cross on to the other side, you can only get there by momentarily forgetting yourself, by being receptive to others; hence, as a photographer, I am in two different worlds at once. That is all I can really say about what I feel when photographing—the rest remains in the domain of the unconscious. Transgression is the word I have been searching for all along.