robert mapplethorpe quotes


I am obsessed with beauty. I want everything to be perfect, and of course it isn't. And that's a tough place to be because you're never satisfied.


When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I'm human. It's the same thing when I'm behind a camera. I forget I exist.


If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers.


I became the toast of London. A lot of people I met came from these really decadent families where the married men were gay and no one thought anything about it.


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