It’s painful and very exhausting.
It’s a kind of surgery…
…you cut an incision into their lives, you move into their circumstances…
…and then you pin them down while you penetrate even further into their personalities.
It’s the most painful kind of photography and after almost every sitting I wish I hadn’t gotten into that kind of thing.
It’s a matter of controlling a person and yet wanting not to control him too much so that he can still reveal something that is true of himself.
By Irving Penn