I had to rely on metaphor and suggestion, to get at a truth that is denied to us otherwise.
I aspired to make something that had some critical resonance but also satisfied something more mysterious and human.
The amazing luxury of being an artist is that you build a life determined by your interests.
I get to set up what becomes a genuine experience and that is significantly more important to me than the art artifact.
I have always been a voyeur, and find the very act of looking pleasurable.
Photography is a way to connect. If the image doesn’t connect, it is because I failed.
In my life I associate photography much more with poetry and music.
I am interested in stories from the inside. I wanted to open up the discussion.
There was a kind of bohemia in the East Village then, like Paris in the 1920s, you could live meagerly yet have an exciting life.