“I don’t apply labels to my photographs. I’d much rather have Max Kozloff do that. He’s much better at understanding and describing what I do.”
“Always when I went to prisons before they would say, ‘Do you want to see death row? Do you want to see the electric chair?’ I always said no. I didn’t want to see the electric chair because I figured it was just a voyeuristic trip.” By Geoff Kelly Bruce Jackson was first drawn […]
“We live in an era where artists constantly have to self censor. In my experience more often to pander to a disingenuous idea of political correctness than to conservatism.”
“I never had any profound loyalty to the idea of photography as a medium but simply as the most efficient way of making or recording an image.”
“I wish I had gone back down to Los Angeles after the screen test I had taken with 20th Century Fox flopped. I wish I had been a movie star.”
William Klein was invited to Tokyo in 1961, where he shot for three months and made more than 1,000 pictures.
To sip from the carton of the spectre’s image itself leaves traces of ephemeral traumas on the lips of all children.
Since Richard Prince first exhibited infringing appropriated photographs, reproduction technologies have thrown established conventions into disarray.
“The New Topographics has to some extent had the effect of ‘steamrollering’ people into believing that the American model was the progenitor of lots of current photographic approaches.”
Yamamoto Masao had not only treated these prints with a range of teas, and chemicals—this I already knew—but also with tears from his own eyes.
Pettibon’s drawings say: sure, I’ll suck dick for cigarettes.
“I’ve had photographs taken for portraits because I very much prefer working from the photographs than from them.”