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
Ryan McGinley

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

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

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

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

I don't want to be an artist that gets stuck doing one thing. I don't want to be an artist who people look back at and say, 'His early work was really great.

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.
Ryan McGinley

I think that's an important lesson for young people who want to be artists: You have to find someone who believes in you and who will help you find that time where you don't have to think about a job but just making work. If I didn't have those people in my life, I wouldn't be in the position I'm in.

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

Everyone I'm photographing, I feel like I'm remaking a family, in a way. My brothers and sisters are my heroes. So many of my models resemble them.

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