" I am only stimulated by people, never by ideas, almost never. It is always an emotional response. It is always between myself and myself and another person – this is what it boils down to. I am not interested in the technique of photography or of camera. I am not interested in light. What I want is light in which the subject is free to move in any way without falling into an ugly light. So that I can get to them, to the expression they make, so that they are free to do or express something which is the way I feel. The camera is most in the way. If I could do what I want with my eyes alone, I would be happy."
- Richard Avedon