My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask „how,” while others of a more curious nature will ask „why.” Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.
I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.
The problem for an amateur is that he/she has no reason to take a photograph.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time.
People say photographs don’t lie, mine do.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
If you take a picture of a human that does not make him noble, there is no reason to take this picture. That is my way of seeing things.
Photographers are violent people; first they frame you, then they shoot you, and finally they hang you on the wall.