[Photographer, b. 1929, Brooklyn, New York, d. 2013, New York.]
What makes a great model is her need, her desire; and it’s exciting to photograph desire.
[Model, b. 1914, San Francisco, d. 2009, Santa Cruz, California.]
I knew I really didn’t look that good, and that Edward [Weston] had glorified me, but it was a very pleasant thing to be glorified and I couldn’t wait to go back for more.
[Photographer, b. 1958, Zell, Germany, lives in Dusseldorf, Germany.]
The people have to know what my portraits are like in order to behave in such a way that the result is one of my portraits.
[Model, b. 1974, Croydon, England, lives in St Johns Wood, England.]
In a way, it’s like the photographer always has his vision of me. The pictures that I’m known for are not really my image, they’re always the photographer’s vision of me. I can look a hundred different ways, but what people see of me in pictures is not really my image.
[Artist, b. 1887, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, d. 1986, Santa Fe, New Mexico.]
We’d make love. Afterwards he would take photographs of me. (On modeling for Alfred Stieglitz)
[Actress, b. 1959, New York, lives in Hollywood.]
I was in Florida with Bert Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off.
[Photographer, b. 1948, Syracuse, New York, lives in New York.]
Do we really need another picture of Paris Hilton or Naomi Campbell?
[Writer, critic, and theorist, b. 1915, Cherbourg, d. 1980, Paris.]
Once I feel myself observed by the lens, everything changes: I constitute myself in the process of “posing,” I instantaneously make another body for myself, I transform myself in advance into an image.