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Professionally I’ve evolved with what’s required, but the pictures I do for pleasure haven’t changed, except for the cars in the background, the clothing. I…
Making books is a very specific kind of activity. It’s not really a collection of your best pictures – although it is – but it’s…
In those simpler days, you could just take pictures of movie stars and show them the way they were, as normal human beings. And if…
You can find pictures anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what’s around you and…
The ratio of successful shots is one in God-knows-how-many. Sometimes you’ll get several in one contact sheet, and sometimes it’s none for days. But as…
When I get up in the morning I brush my teeth and go about my business, and if I am going anywhere interesting I take…
My life has been quite interesting professionally.
I like museums in Berlin a lot, especially in the eastern part. They’re extraordinarily good.
All of my marriages lasted seven years.
I’ve been around so long, most editors think I’m dead.
The thing is that when you don’t carry a camera, that’s when you see pictures in particular, or at least that’s when you think you…
Covering a historic event is perfectly legitimate. It’s not sneaking into somebody’s boudoir… These people belong to history, and not to record that if you…
If your subjects are eternal… they’ll survive.
Now very often events are set up for photographers… The weddings are orchestrated about the photographers taking the picture, because if it hasn’t been photographed…
The most awful museums are in China. They have magnificent stuff on display and just the worst way of displaying it. They just don’t spend…
It’s almost embarrassing, but I do have one trick for taking portraits on commission. I carry one of these little bicycle horns in my pocket,…
I don’t really have a favorite camera. I use a Leica and Canon a lot. It depends, especially professionally, on the requirements. But my carry-around…
My ‘work’ is about seeing not about ideas.
The advantage of taking pictures of the famous is that they get published.
Most photographers work best alone, myself included.
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