Wealthy people have not disappeared, they are just not so willing to show off their wealth.
Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.
Fashion pictures show people looking glamorous. Travel pictures show a place looking at its best, nothing to do with the reality. In the cookery pages, the food always looks amazing, right? Most of the pictures we consume are propaganda.
Tourism is the biggest industry in the world.
I would drown in objects if I didn't have the ability to photograph them.
The thing about tourism is that the reality of a place is quite different from the mythology of it.
I think the ordinary is a very under-exploited aspect of our lives because it is so familiar.
Places change all the time, and the type of people who live there change.
As we travel around Britain, I am convinced most of us cannot really appreciate what we are seeing. We take too much for granted, because it is all so familiar.
There are 65 to 70 photography galleries in New York alone. In the U.K., there are no more than five, and they're all in London.
Of course, New Brighton is very shabby, very rundown, but people still go there because it's the place where you take kids out on a Sunday.
Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it.
You can easily take photographs at a wedding - no one would question it. But funerals are different.
Choosing sepia is all to do with trying to make the image look romantic and idealistic. It's sort of a soft version of propaganda.
TV-makers usually don't know much about photography.
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