"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"I’m happy if I still find something to photograph in my neighborhood. I think it’s important to be local and not just go farther and farther into more exotic places to bring home more and more sensational imagery. That’s why, as I said, I try to go backwards."