[Photographer, b. 1928, New York, d. 1984, Tijuana, Mexico.]
You see something happening and you bang away at it. Either you get what you saw or you get something else—and whichever is better you print.
I think that there isn’t a photograph in the world that has any narrative ability... They do not tell stories—they show you what something looks like. To a camera.
There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described.
There is no special way a photograph should look.
I like to work in that area where content almost overwhelms form.
You know why your pictures are no fucking good? Because they don’t describe the chaos of life. (Quoted by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia)
I don’t have anything to say in any picture. But you do, from your experience, surmise something. You do give a photograph symbolic content, narrative content... But it’s nothing to worry about!
The photograph isn’t what was photographed. It’s something else. It’s a new fact.