To see the Extra-ordinary

            It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.

The photographer David Bailey


            But to me, when I’m in photographic mood – that is to say, photographing as an action meditation – there is no ordinary. For then, everything I see is Extra-ordinary.