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

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'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
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 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

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 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

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

Ryan McGinley
All my work, really, is based on my brothers and sisters. I had so many adventures with them and a big part of the work is to recreate those. It's easy for me to be around a lot of people, because I can retreat. I can watch everything.