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The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.
It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
A positive attitude can really make dreams come true - it did for me.
Being handsome wasn't much of a burden. It worked for me.
To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.
I know everything should be photographed. It helps me make sense of my existence.
Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love.
The skull is nature's sculpture.
I didn't try and do fashion pictures. I tried to do portraits of girls wearing dresses.
I don't think global warming is to do with us, I think it's a natural circle. I don't think a few Ferraris make that much difference.
London changes because of money. It's real estate. If they can build some offices or expensive apartments they will, it's money that changes everything in a city.
I never tried to revolutionise photography; I just do what I do and keep my fingers crossed that people will like it.
I was surrounded by strong women so it had never even occurred to me that women were anything other than equal to men.
Rockers are the nicest people to photograph. They have no inhibitions.
All I could do at school was paint and draw and that was the only time I ever passed any exam. It was the only thing I ever got right at school.
Fashion often starts off beautiful and becomes ugly, whereas art starts off ugly sometimes and becomes beautiful.
It's not about composition. It's the way you feel about how your objects should relate to each other. I've got lots of African statues and things, and the cleaner arranges them like soldiers, which drives me mad. So I have to rearrange them, and I must drive her mad, because I'm doing anarchy and she's doing military manoeuvres.
I always go for simplicity.
The trouble with people like Tony Blair is they get confused, they think intelligence is education when they're two different things.
Girls are more attractive to me than dresses.
When I die I want to go to Vogue.
If you're curious, London's an amazing place.
You can't really copy what I do because I don't do anything.
All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they're about dead people. Paintings you don't think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I'm looking at something dead.
Being trendy is dangerous. I've never been trendy, which is why I've never really fallen out of favour.
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