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Inspirational Photography Quotes by the famous American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe
Born Robert Mapplethorpe - USA - November 4, 1946 / Died - March 9, 1989
Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer that produced many erotic male nudes, flowers, and portraits.

Robert Mapplethorpe Quotes


  • "I don't like that particular word 'shocking.' I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I was a Catholic boy, I went to church every Sunday. A church has a certain magic and mystery for a child. It still shows in how I arrange things. It's always little altars."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I stand naked when I draw. God holds my hand and we sing together."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today's existence."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "My theory about creativity is that the more money one has, the more creative one can be."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I like to look at pictures, all kinds. And all those things you absorb come out subconsciously one way or another. You'll be taking photographs and suddenly know that you have resources from having looked at a lot of them before. There is no way you can avoid this. But this kind of subconscious influence is good, and it certainly can work for one. In fact, the more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I zero in on the body part that I consider the most perfect part in that particular model."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "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."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "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."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I never liked photography. Not for the sake of photography. I like the object. I like the photographs when you hold them in your hand."
    Robert Mapplethorpe

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  • "I come from suburban America. It was a very safe environment, and it was a good place to come from in that it was a good place to leave."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered my father as somebody I wanted to please."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "To make pictures big is to make them more powerful."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "People don't have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I am selfish, but that's an attribute that all artists possess."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "Beauty and the devil are the same thing."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "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."
    Robert Mapplethorpe
  • "I'm looking for the unexpected. I'm looking for things I've never seen before."
    Robert Mapplethorpe

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