Thomas Demand
[Photographer, b. 1964, Munich, Germany, lives in Los Angeles.]

 …the chances of making it as an artist are so small, I’d advise anyone to do something they are really passionate about, rather than speculating about what other people might be interested in. That way, if you don’t make it, which is quite likely, you at least know you were working on something that meant something to you. 
 [Cameras] start to interpret life to us, which is a tautological circle, and I wonder how long you can feed yourself with yourself. 
 I think that nowadays there are more images in the world than world to be in the pictures. 
 …if I’m invited to do a photography show, I tend to say no. The medium itself, I find, is a relatively boring context. You would never see a show about acrylic paint. 
 It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t make photographs. 
 I’m self-taught in photography, but it’s easy. People make a bigger deal of it than it actually is. 
 Things just enter reality through photographs. 
 An image is always only showing what’s necessary for a thought, not the thought itself. 
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