[Photographer, b. 1928, Abbazia, Italy, now Opatija, Croatia, lives in Paris.]
...photography is made essentially of time. I often think that what we show is a point in time, more than a window onto space.
Photography is the art of not pushing the button.
There’s this idea that photography is a kind of testimony and therefore we’re forbidden to tell lies with it. I think that’s nonsense. Photography isn’t testimony.
By trying many different approaches, you may slowly reach the point where you say more about yourself than about the objects or the landscapes or the people you photograph—and this is where photography really interests me.
To me, photography is not just a visual art, but something closer to poetry—or at least to some poetry, such as the haiku.