Very often I say to myself: I would like to make a photo where nothing happens. But in order to eliminate, there has to be something to begin with. For nothing to happen, something has to happen first.

— Sarah Moon

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I believe that the essence of photography is black and white. Color is but a deviance.

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[Photography] is always like a state of grace, like the appearance of something that I hadn't foreseen, that surprises me and stops me. If I only did what I had in mind, there would be no emotion. It would be like keeping one's eyes shut rather than open, like theorizing rather than seeing.

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What I aim at is an image with a minimum of information and markers, that has no reference to a given time or place.

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The photos that interest me most, I can't say why I took them.

I think my gift is that I still work with a certain amount of unconsciousness.

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How can one live without hope and longing?

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Why should there be only one sort of photography? I want to create images with elements of my choosing, narrative or evocative... I give myself a literary frame, I tell a story.

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To be more creative is to get closer to childhood.

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Once is sometimes enough and once is sometimes necessary.

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I never photograph reality.

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For nothing to happen, something has to happen first.

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I create situations that do not exist. I seek the truth from fiction.

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