Wedding Party & Festa
There are two kinds of photographers—the ones who take pictures for a magazine to earn something, and the others who gain by taking pictures they are interested in. I am the second kind. I don’t believe in the in-between success of becoming famous as quickly as possible. I believe in the end-success of a man’s work as developing into a real human being, aware of the connection in life between earth and the cosmos; a person able to understand the mistakes, and to admire the achievements, of other people.
I have always felt better taking a risk than an easier route for what I believe in. I am young enough to do that, and I am full of energy and hope to reach my goal. I prefer to be noticed, some day, first for my ideas and second for my good eye. . . . Maybe you will think I have not got my two feet quite on the ground. But if a photographer wants to show an overall [view], he must find a shooting point higher up. . . . What I want is to stay free, that I can carry out my ideas.