What pedophiles and people who have sexual desires on children lose sight of to a terrible, terrible degree - a devastating degree - is that their victims are real people who will suffer forever whatever abuses are perpetrated on them.
We live in an age where anonymity is growing in magnitude like a bomb going off.
I will always admit immediately to what's obvious, which is that Homo sapiens is inherently erotic or inherently sensual from birth.
The truth is that from birth on we are, to one extent or another, a fairly sensual species.
If somebody's pointing a trembling finger at your pants and saying you shouldn't be doing that, follow that finger back, go up the arm and look at the head that's behind it, because there's almost always something fairly woolly in there.
I am fascinated by the human body and all its evolutions.
I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete, I suppose. But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon, not even now.
I'm the last person who has any desire to instruct anybody in shame. That's no errand for me.
I became good at defending myself, but as far as I was concerned, that was a transient skill.
The images I like best are parts of series that I've started, in some cases, with the pregnancies of the mothers of the children in question, and I continue that series right on through the birth of children to the child that resulted from that first pregnancy.
As soon as you forbid something, you make it extraordinarily appealing. You also bring shame in as a phenomenon.
Any artist that's involved in their work is inevitably going to have a focus in what they do.
Physical beauty is such a strange thing.
All my life I've taken photographs of people who are completely at peace being what they were in the situations I photographed them in.
That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
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