“You have to know why you want to take a picture in the first place. And that’s a hell of a difficult question. If you don’t know, don’t start. There needs to always be a reason why you take a picture in the first place. You have to think very hard before you want to take a photograph. At certain moments, if you are insecure, then it becomes exciting. You don’t know where it’s going. That’s the interesting bit. You have to push yourself where it’s unsafe. It’s very exciting.”—Jürgen Teller, quoted here.
“Photography is no longer a technique. The technology is so advanced and accessible that even a child could master it in half an hour. More than ever, photography is a whole language by itself. Some people say a line with it. Or, a paragraph. I want to be able to narrate whole novels through images. I see the world framed in words. I read a book, maybe a novel by Orhan Pamuk or Italo Calvino or a poem by Rilke, and I am inspired to see the objects around me in a different light. What I see is what I feel.”—(via anuglybeauty)