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

 I always said it kept me alive—photography—because it did. It was my catharsis. 
 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’m known for taking pictures very close, and the older I get, the closer I get.