Peter Beard
[Artist, b. 1938, New York, lives in New York City, Montauk Point, New York, and Ngong Hills, Kenya.]

 I think the camera is a wonderful machine, don’t you? And not to take photographs in this century is crazy. 
 Photography should be redefined. It’s largely technical... Photography is just unbelievably limiting. I always think of David Bailey and all the fashion photographers—they overlap, you can’t always tell who did it. I don’t really even like photography all that much. I just think it’s so overdone. 
 Like society, the diary is a world of useless secrets. Everything is there, yet there is nothing. 
 I am a parasite off beauty.