1. 10

    I come from suburban America. It was a very safe environment and it was a good place to come from in that it was a good place to leave.

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  2. 9

    If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.

    23
  3. 8

    I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.

    24
  4. 7

    The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.

    25
  5. 6

    When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.

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  6. 5

    If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers.

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  7. 4

    Beauty and the devil are the same thing.

    46
  8. 3

    I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess.

    48
  9. 2

    Sell the public flowers... things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.

    53
  10. 1

    To make pictures big is to make them more powerful.

    54
  11. Last Update: 3 October 2022

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