03 August 2009

'invention is mostly this kind of subtle, inevitable thing as people get closer to the beauty of their invention. they get narrower and more particular in it. invention has a lot to do with a certain kind of light some people have and with the print quality and the choice of subject. it's a million choices you make. it's luck in a sense, or even ill luck. some people hate a certain kind of complexity. others only want that complexity. but none of that is really intentional. i mean it comes from your nature, your identity. we've all got an identity. you can't avoid it. it's what's left when you take everything else away. i think the most beautiful inventions are the ones you don't think of.'

// diane arbus