[Photographer, b. 1944, Sydney, Australia, lives in Los Angeles.]
I realized eventually that if I was really on top of what I was doing, I should be able to make photographs out of almost anything.
The photograph is always more interesting than what the photograph is of.
One of the magical things about photography is the transformation that takes place when you photograph something. Something that inherently has very little going for it in terms of the interest you take in it, can become infinitely more interesting when rendered as a photograph. It’s no longer a building. It’s a photograph.
I think one of the shortcomings of reality, of real experience, is most people’s inability to examine something carefully and thoughtfully without moving around or being distracted by something else. What photography does really is it forces you to examine something you normally wouldn’t.