The question of truth is forever in the air, and people look for it with particular fervor in art.
The majority of photographers focus on the obvious. They believe and accept what their eyes tell them, and yet eyes know nothing.
Photographers usually want to photograph facts and things. But I'm interested in the nature of the thing itself. A photograph of someone sleeping tells me nothing about their dream state; a photograph of a corpse tells me nothing about the nature of death. My work is about my life as an event, and I find myself to be very temporal, transient.
Photography is very presumptuous. Photographers are always photographing other people's lives - something they know nothing about - and drawing great inferences into it.
Brian P. Cleary