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    I often try to photograph things about a person that are not visible.

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    I paint what cannot be photographed, something from the imagination... I photograph the things I don't want to paint, things that are already in existence.

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    I paint when I cannot photograph.

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    I photograph like a documentarian, but I print like a painter

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    I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.

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    I received my training at an art academy, so what I produce is art. That's what is artistic about my photographs.

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    I said the photograph isn't what was photographed, it's something else. It's about transformation. And that's what it is.

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    I see myself in [the] tradition of encounter and witness - a witness that sees the photograph as evidence.

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    I started making photographs as if I were a child myself. This got me to look at things more closely, more slowly, and from vantage points I hadn't considered before.

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    I think of my photographs as being obviously symbolic, but not symbolically obvious.

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    I still think as a painter - especially in terms of structuring a picture... I carefully choose the models, costumes, requisites, and backdrops of my photographs.

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    I suddenly understood that a photograph could fix eternity in an instant.

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    I try to photograph my own and society's hypocrisy.

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    It is one of the peculiar characteristics of the photograph that it isolates single moments in time.

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    I try to photograph what can't be photographed - psychological or subjective reality, which seems more real than physical or consensual reality.

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    It's very difficult to photograph an opera. And they messed up on it. It just wasn't there. And I don't blame the Gershwins for taking it away. Of course, if they had gotten the original company to have done it, it would have been very good

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    It seems to me that no one picture can ever be a final summation of a personality. There are so many facets in every human being that it is impossible to present them all in one photograph.

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    It takes a while for a photograph to mature. That sounds really pretentious, but it takes a time for it to go from here to there.

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    It seems to me that before the photograph can exist as art it must, by its very nature choose whether it is to be a record or a testimony.

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    It's important to me to have what I photograph undergo a certain transformation - to become a thing different from what we are used to, to be another version of itself.

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    It's like a magic well. You think you know everything about [a] photograph, you think you've gotten everything out of it, and all of a sudden I see things in it I'd never seen before.

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    I've always said that the only thing a photograph is good at capturing faithfully is another flat surface.

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    Ive been criticised for pretty, smiley photographs, but at least someone is happy! In my mind, I am always giving the image to the sitter.

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    I wanted to jeopardize my own image. With my image I had already produced art pieces such as videos of photographs.

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    I was thinking of the word Surrealistic . . . I don't think it should be used exclusively with my photographs. The meaning is close but I think my tendencies are more toward the whimsical or absurd. Surrealism is more connected with morbidity. From that I am very far away.

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    I want my photos to be fresh and urgent. A good photograph should be a call to arms.

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    I want to make photographs of very elegant women taking the lipstick off their teeth.

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    I was always involved in art and when I went under contract at Warner Bros. at 18, it afforded me the possibility of never having to stop painting, never having to stop taking photographs and so on, and to actually live a cultural life.

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    I wasn't familiar with Patti [Smith ]much at all. When I was asked to photograph her, my wife said, "Oh my God, Patti Smith!" So I looked at some Robert Mapplethorpe books and I recognized those pictures.

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    Language is a very complicated thing, and that's one of the reasons why I like making photographs.

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    I would never dream, for example, of going to The States to photograph your wildlife.

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    Lately I've been struck with how I really love what you can't see in a photograph. An actual physical darkness. And it's very thrilling for me to see darkness again.

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    I would love to photograph Stephen Hawking. I am just fascinated by science, I really am.

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    I would photograph an idea rather than an object, a dream rather than an idea.

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    Merging photographs can be more real than the isolated image because reality is so much more rich than just an isolated moment.

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    Life is a photograph too, so thank you,for not removing yourself from the picture just yet.

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    Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.

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    Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world.

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    l photograph what l do not wish to paint and l paint that which l cannot photograph.

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    [Making movies] you're not trying to capture reality, you're trying to capture a photograph of reality.

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    Most photographs, to me, are description, but they lack insight.

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    Most of the photographs people take with their cameraphones are of little value in terms of documentary.

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    My favorite photograph, is the one I will take tomorrow.

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    My favourite things are just wandering from place to place, going to cafés, taking photographs. My favourite day is a happy accident.

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    My photographs recall the memories of the human race.

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    My photographs are subjective and personal-they’r e intended to be accessible, to relate to people’s lives... People-their well-being and survival-are the crux of what’s important to me.

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    My photographs are not just about the instant of movement you capture in the camera. It's much more total, about constant movement that became static.

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    My wealth is measured not in money but in photographs, not in quantity but creativity.

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    My work is mostly about memory. It is very important to me that everybody that I have been close to in my life I make photographs of them.

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    Not even the foulest atrocities of Adolf Hitler ever shocked me so badly as these photographs did.