21 August 1943 |
Le Havre, France
Beauty is in the character of a person. It's about having an interesting face and about what's inside. Anyone can take a good picture.
I do like beauty, but an older woman can be beautiful and a clever woman is beautiful because that beauty shines through.
Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it's good to capture people when they are themselves.
Photographers have to make the clothes look fantastic; that's why we get paid.
My stepfather gave me a Kodak camera when I was 17 years old. I started working at a local photo store in Le Havre, France, taking passport pictures and photographing weddings.
Dior Couture is like art – they are the art pieces of a fashion house. Each piece is unique and made by hand.
The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera.
I love all women. Women are sublime beings. I love all of it: their eyes, their noses, their bodies.
I don't stop at my past; I like new work. I like what I'm doing tomorrow.
When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera.