Paul Simon
[Musician, b. 1941, Newark, New Jersey, lives in New York.]

 She said the man in the gabardine suit was a spy
I said “Be careful his bowtie is really a camera” 

Michael Snow
[Filmmaker, photographer, and artist, b. 1929, Toronto, Canada, lives in Toronto.]

 To extend the depth of what has been called ‘art’ into photography requires... making available to the spectator the amazing transformations the subject undergoes to become the photograph. 

Cindy Sherman
[Artist, b. 1954, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, lives in New York.]

 One reason I was interested in photography was to get away from the preciousness of the art object. 

Charles, Earl Spencer
[Secondary royalty, b. 1964, Althorp, Northamptonshire, England, lives in Althorp.]

 It would appear that every proprietor and editor of every publication that has paid for intrusive and exploitative photographs of her, encouraging greedy and ruthless individuals to risk everything in pursuit of Diana’s image, has blood on his hands today. (On the paparazzi role in the car crash death of his sister, Lady Diana) 

August Strindberg
[Writer, b. 1849, Stockholm, Sweden, d. 1912, Stockholm.]

 I’ve thought of becoming a photographer! To save my talent as a writer. 

Thomas Struth
[Photographer, b. 1954, Geldern, Germany, lives in Dusseldorf.]

 I wanted to make photographs in which everything was so complex and detailed that you could look at them forever and never see everything. 

David Levi Strauss
[Writer and critic, b. 1953, Junction City, Kansas, lives in New York.]

 It’s not that we mistake photographs for reality; we prefer them to reality. 

Michael Spano
[Photographer, b. 1949, Bronx, New York, lives in Brooklyn, New York.]

 All photographs are manipulated—reality doesn’t look like a photograph anyway.