On My Reading List

#11. Photography- ‘Portraits‘ By Rineke Dijkstra, 2002.

“…It’s like what Diane Arbus said, you are looking for the ‘gap between intention and effect.’ People think that they present themselves one way, but they cannot help but show something else as well. It’s impossible to have everything under control. But when I try to photograph somebody, especially the full body, it always makes them wonder ‘oh, what am I going to do with my hands,etc.’ And I think, retrospectively, I really used that more or less with the beach photos…”