Anders Petersen
[Photographer, b. 1944, Solna, Sweden, lives in Stockholm.]

 (Be wary of:
nicely formulated principles and truths.
useless feelings of guilt and sins of the past
or while we’re at it
a
photograph resembling pretty adjectives
on the other hand, I like private
diaries and family albums
 

Ed Ruscha
[Artist, b. 1937, Omaha, Nebraska, lives in Los Angeles.]

 I believe in intuition and approaching things as instant gratification. Just do the things you want to do, make the kind of pictures you want to make. 

Sally Mann
[Photographer, b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia, lives in Lexington.]

 Photograph what is important to you, what is closest to you, photograph the great events of your life, and let your photography live with your reality. 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 Trust that little voice in your head that says “Wouldn’t it be interesting if...” And then do it. 

Boris Mikhailov
[Photographer, b. 1938, Kharkov, Ukraine, lives in Kharkov and Berlin.]

 As soon as I got to New York, in the late ‘80s, I went to Harlem. Everybody told me not to go, and if I went, not to take pictures. Of course I went, and I went with a camera. 

God (Judeo-Christian Version)
[Omnipotent artist, critic, creator and destroyer, before time, lives everywhere and nowhere.]

 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or likeness of any thing that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them; nor serve them... (Judeo-Christian version of God; Exodus 20:4) 

Duane Michals
[Photographer, b. 1932, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, lives in New York.]

 Don’t try to be an artist: try to be true. If your vision is honest, art will find you. 

Gueorgui Pinkhassov
[Photographer, b. 1952, Moscow, lives in Paris.]

 Don’t be afraid to take bad pictures, because good pictures are the mistakes of bad pictures. 
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