I'm not a believer in the future. The most interesting things are always behind us. I look at everything as archaeology.

— Robert Polidori

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Where you point the camera is the question and the picture you get is the answer to decipher.

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I've always been accused by my detractors of some sort of moral failure, cowardice, or even lack of humanity by not portraying the human form. I respond that I do better by portraying traces of character and intentions of human volition that no mug or body shot can ever exude.

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My belief is that you should take stills of what doesn't seem to move, and take movies or videos of [what] does.

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I walked all around it [the Guggenheim Bilbao] and couldn't find one clear, clean shot. To make things worse, the weather was lousy. Nothing about this rang commercial money shot. In a situation like this there's only one thing to do: forget about pleasing editors, please yourself.

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I would say that the emblematic photographic image is a picture from inside a room looking out. I think this defines photography. It's the metaphor for the notion of first sight. What one saw first.

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