” I’m an escapist. I’m not a planner, I’ve never made a decision about anything in my life. The good thing about Africa is that you can escape forever. You can do what you want without someone looking over your shoulder. “


” It’s such a waste, sleep. You’re just lying there. “


” I made a life for myself in Africa that was as far as you could possibly get from art school at Yale. “


” I graduated. I did History of Art, you know, all those things – American Studies – and then I went to art school, and I did Joseph Alvarez in the art school. “


” I didn’t feel the tusk go through me. But I did feel this sort of freight elevator coming down, popping the chicken bones, you know. It blinded me. Everything was black. It was bright noon day sun. You mustn’t get walked on by elephants. “


” Life is just a flick of the fingers. Let’s face it. And any little bit – you can expand it or enrich it, I think you want to push that and do it. “


” I’ve never had underwear of any kind, anything that you have to wash. “


” I was extremely irritated being photographed for a long time, then I gave up caring. Photography is a nauseating cliche, but there is a lot to it. You can tell so much about a person from it. You are exaggerating the consciousness. It’s life-thickening, photography. “


” I’m learning that human pressure on wildlife is becoming increasingly dangerous. You’ve got to be more alert because more animals have been pushed around, wounded, subjected to human harassment, ambushed, all kinds of stress. When they attack, it’s totally predictable. “



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I made a life for myself in Africa that was as far as you could possibly get from art school at Yale.
I graduated. I did History of Art, you know, all those things - American Studies - and then I went to art school, and I did Joseph Alvarez in the art school.
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Life is just a flick of the fingers. Let
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I was extremely irritated being photographed for a long time, then I gave up caring. Photography is a nauseating cliche, but there is a lot to it. You can tell so much about a person from it. You are exaggerating the consciousness. It
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