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
Ryan McGinley

I went through a pretty big David Bowie period when I was younger, and that has affected me profoundly in my life and my work.

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 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 slowly began making a few photos with animals over the years, and I liked how people reacted to them. When I would have the animals on set, I'd notice the way the models would interact with them and there was so much true emotion that you rarely see between two human beings.
Ryan McGinley

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

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 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 just a photographer, not a movie star.
Ryan McGinley

I'm interested in reaching the masses with my work. It's one of my goals.

Ryan McGinley
I've been attracted to Kate Moss since I was a teenager.