November 4, 1946|
Floral Park, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 9, 1989
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Whenever you make love to someone, there should be three people involved – you, the other person, and the devil.
I can't have just anybody assisting me, I need somebody who I can really communicate with.
I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.
With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
I see things like they've never been seen before. Art is an accurate statement of the time in which it is made.
You're never going to get anywhere in life if you don't live up to your obligations.
I'm not photographing anything naked these days. I haven't been concentrating on bodies recently.
Just because I was out at the bars all the time didn't mean I wasn't looking for someone to love.
People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.
The photographs that are art have to be separated from the rest – then preserved.
I always thought I was good. That's why it was so frustrating when other people didn't agree.
I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't. And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied.
I played around with the flowers and the lighting, so that was a good way to educate myself.
I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence.
My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be.
I should try to get some sleep as one doesn't know what tomorrow may bring.
My lifestyle is bizarre, but the only thing you need to know is where the darkroom is.
When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I'm human. It's the same thing when I'm behind a camera. I forget I exist.
I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it.
I don't believe in dogmas and theologies. I just believe in being a good person.
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.
Sell the public flowers… things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
I don't know why my pictures come out looking so good. I just don't get it.
I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before.