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The only thing approaching art in a movie is the script.
Good shoes are important. I wear English brogues in a wide fitting. They last me years.
I have never met an ugly woman.
I just thought it was magic that you could stick a bit of paper in some coffee-type liquid and a picture comes out.
I never set out to be a photographer.
I sort of fall in love with them when I'm photographing them - men and women.
The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.
There's nothing wrong with being a fashion photographer, but it's a bit limited.
You adapt to who you're photographing.
I don't feel very optimistic in London.
I've always tried to do pictures that don't date.
Photography is more about money now but then so are most things.
All my ex-girlfriends or wives are all kind of great friends and I've never understood somebody who can live with somebody for five or six years and then not like them.
The reason I did fashion was it was the only way to get paid to do anything creative. You couldn't support yourself as an 'artist' - I hate that word. The only way you could be 'arty' was as a fashion photographer, because it still had a certain amount of integrity involved.
Actors are hard to photograph because they never want to reveal who they are. You don't know if you're getting a character from a Chekhov play or a Polanski film. It depends what mood they're in.
I won't do advertising if they bring a layout and say, 'This is what we want to do,' because anybody can do that; it's not interesting. They've got digital and the computer; it's not taking pictures, it's not magic - it's a picture done by committee.
Fortunately I didn't get educated because if I'd got educated I'd be an educated fool now.
I was ten when I got my first serious beating. It was rough.
Everyone gets old - there's nothing you can do about it.
I was a terrible father. The most I ever did for my children was to teach them chess. At least they got that.
I don't like any sport except boxing and bull fighting.
I'm not really one for regrets.
The Sixties was a time of breaking down class barriers, although I think class still exists today in some areas.
I always look at people and think how I would cast them.
I am mad about my wife.
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