1. “I always thought we were selling dreams, not clothes.”
— Irving Penn
2. “A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.”
3. “Working on photography is working on oneself.”
4. “Most of the time the ones who dislike the pictures the most confirm to me that the picture has hit home and is probably truer than I know. Nobody minds a boring picture, they mind a picture that has gotten to the soft core.”
5. “I can get obsessed by anything if i look at it long enough. That’s the curse of being a photographer.”
6. “A beautiful print is a thing in itself, not just a halfway house on the way to the page.”
7. “Using simple equipment and daylight alone is for me a pleasure and a replenishment.”
8. “Photographing a cake can be art.”
9. “Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is one they would like to show the world very often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.”
10. “I am a professional photographer because it is the best way I know to earn the money I require to take care of my wife and children.”
11. “I’ve tried a few times to depart from what I know I can do, and I’ve failed. I’ve tried to work outside the studio, but it introduces too many variables that I can’t control. I’m really quite narrow, you know.”
12. “I feed on art more than I ever do on photographs. I can admire photography, but I wouldn’t go to it out of hunger.”
13. “What I really try to do is photograph people at rest, in a state of serenity.”
14. “Over the years I must have spent thousands of hours silently brushing on the liquid coatings, preparing each sheet in anticipation of reaching the perfect print.”
15. “The printed page seems to have come to something of a dead end for all of us.”
16. “Sometime in 1964 I realized that I was a victim of a printmaking obsession, a condition that persists today.”
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