Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.
The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.
During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late.
Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.
Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes.
In whatever one does, there must be a relationship between the eye and the heart. With the eye that is closed, one looks within, with the eye that is open, one looks without.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.