” It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary, it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary. “


” All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they’re about dead people. Paintings you don’t think of in a special time or with a specific event. With photos I always think I’m looking at something dead. “


” You adapt to who you’re photographing. “


” You can’t really copy what I do because I don’t do anything. “


” The reason I did fashion was it was the only way to get paid to do anything creative. You couldn’t support yourself as an ‘artist’ – I hate that word. The only way you could be ‘arty’ was as a fashion photographer, because it still had a certain amount of integrity involved. “


” Everyone gets old – there’s nothing you can do about it. “


” I just thought it was magic that you could stick a bit of paper in some coffee-type liquid and a picture comes out. “



All 7 David Bailey Quotes about You in picture


It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary, it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
All pictures are unnatural. All pictures are sad because they
You adapt to who you
You can
The reason I did fashion was it was the only way to get paid to do anything creative. You couldn
Everyone gets old - there
I just thought it was magic that you could stick a bit of paper in some coffee-type liquid and a picture comes out.

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