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Born: 1954-01-19
Profession: Photographer
Nation: American
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Inconsiderate, rude behavior drives me nuts. And I guess the inconsiderate rudeness of social ineptitude definitely fuels my work.

Tags: Rude, Social, Work

The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.

Tags: Promise, Story, Tease

I didn't have any interest in traditional art.

Tags: Art, Interest

I feel I'm anonymous in my work. When I look at the pictures, I never see myself; they aren't self-portraits. Sometimes I disappear.

Tags: Pictures, Sometimes, Work

I'm really just using the mirror to summon something I don't even know until I see it.

Tags: Mirror, Until, Using

My dad was such a bigot. He was a horrible, self-centred person. He was really racist and he'd talk about the Jews and blacks and Catholics even.

Tags: Dad, Jews, Talk

Every time you have to come up with a new body of work for a new show, you're aware that people are just ready to rip you apart, they're just waiting for you to fall or make the slightest trip up.

Tags: Time, Waiting, Work

Everyone thinks these are self-portraits but they aren't meant to be. I just use myself as a model because I know I can push myself to extremes, make each shot as ugly or goofy or silly as possible.

Tags: Everyone, Possible, Ugly

I don't analyze what I'm doing. I've read convincing interpretations of my work, and sometimes I've noticed something that I wasn't aware of, but I think, at this point, people read into my work out of habit. Or I'm just very, very smart.

Tags: Smart, Sometimes, Work

I think I always resented the fact that people thought I was trying to entertain them with my multifaceted, chameleonlike character changes. Although I liked doing that, I wasn't out to fool people and say 'Guess which one is me.'

Tags: Character, Fool, Trying

I'll see a photograph of a character and try to copy them on to my face. I think I'm really observant, and thinking how a person is put together, seeing them on the street and noticing subtle things about them that make them who they are.

Tags: Character, Thinking, Together

People think because it's photography it's not worth as much, and because it's a woman artist, you're still not getting as much - there's still definitely that happening. I'm still really competitive when it comes to, I guess, the male painters and male artists. I still think that's really unfair.

Tags: Getting, Woman, Worth

We're all products of what we want to project to the world. Even people who don't spend any time, or think they don't, on preparing themselves for the world out there - I think that ultimately they have for their whole lives groomed themselves to be a certain way, to present a face to the world.

Tags: Themselves, Time, Whole

American presidents always avoid shaking hands with brutal dictators, except when it's advantageous to do so.

Tags: American, Except, Hands

It's not about Obama, it's about the Democrats and their policies that cause consternation on the right.

Tags: Cause, Democrats, Obama

Now that the day of reckoning has arrived, they cry socialism!

Tags: Arrived, Cry, Socialism