Top 10 Quotes by Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley

I know that my mind is so A.D.D., and I want instant gratification - and photography can provide me with that - but at some point, I want to make an independent feature.

Ryan McGinley
I'm just a photographer, not a movie star.
Ryan McGinley

All I do is make photos. It's my life.

Ryan McGinley
I'm making the art for me first. I'm making it because these are the pictures I want to see. I'm making pictures that don't yet exist.
Ryan McGinley

Just having the camera, being able to pull back from situations and be an observer, it saved my life... I realised I could find these intimate moments and that people trusted me. That, basically, my camera was magic.

Ryan McGinley
I have absolutely no interest in creating depressing images.
Ryan McGinley

Most of the e-mails I get nowadays are from students who ask me how I got my start. In truth its from having a really supportive family but also having a good patron who will help you - like financing all those early trips I took.

Ryan McGinley
I can work with shyness, but for the most part I want people to feel comfortable with me. It's really more about the photographer feeing comfortable right when they walk in that makes the subject feel comfortable.
Ryan McGinley

I'm always interested in an atmosphere where dreams and reality mingle on equal terms.

Ryan McGinley
My photographs are a celebration of life, fun and the beautiful. They are a world that doesn't exist. A fantasy. Freedom is real. There are no rules. The life I wish I was living.