Bruce Gilden
[Photographer, b. 1946, Brooklyn, New York, lives in New York.]

 I’m photographing myself out there. Not myself physically, but mentally. It’s my take on the world. 
 If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph. 
 I always said it kept me alive—photography—because it did. It was my catharsis. 
 I’m known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get.