"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 hiked around and felt a little foolish taking pictures of tract houses and highways. But I came into the darkroom and printed them and I was really surprised. I thought I was taking pictures of things that I hated, that were inexcusable. But there was something about these pictures that was beautiful. It made no sense to me at all. They were unexpectedly, disconcertingly, glorious. And so right then I knew I was confronted with something I didn’t have a clue about, but it was interesting."
- Robert Adams