"The way we relate to imagery is changing. Our new relationship is less about witness, evidence and document and much more about experience, sharing, moment and streaming. The cell phone is a harbinger for something hugely significant."
— Stephen Mayes, Photographs Are No Longer Things, They’re Experiences.
"Great art is clear thinking about mixed feelings."
— W.H. Auden
"[Advice to an aspiring artist/photographer:] Always take yourself seriously… it’s not the same as being pompous, or overly self-assured, but it is important to understand that the small little ideas that creep up in your mind, often contain the germ of a much larger project. All great art wasn’t born as great art. It was first needed to be recognized by the artist him/herself. Through his or her belief in it, it became true. The other advice is, to always spend a lot of time closely observing things, studying the surface of the world as that is always the visual point of departure."
— Wolfgang Tillmans, Turner Prize Chat Transcript, 2000.