"When you do something very important, you change deeply and it’s impossible to go back. Every cell in your body is changed. This is why you have to be prepared."—Pierre Liebaert, in our interview on rituals.
"Having all the equipment means there's nothing that's farmed out—I do everything. That makes it quite financially feasible."—Evan Baden, on his DIY book press.
"There is no artist mother paradigm. So, when I, as a middle-aged woman, make art, people assume it’s my nice hobby. They don’t take me seriously because it’s not a paradigm that we celebrate or that’s particularly visible, culturally. But being an artist mother is an identity that, once it’s articulated, people feel very strongly."—Hettie Judah, on the artist mother identity.
"You need to watch your flame and tend to what it needs, because the light's going to go out otherwise. If you don't give it the right environment—give it burning oil, protect it from wind and so forth—then it's going to go out. Once it's out, you have to just sit around and wait till it gets lit again. You don't get lit on demand."—Manjari Sharma, on guarding your flame.
"I have to be creative on demand, because if I mess up an assignment then I'm probably not going to get a callback. That editor, or that publication, is not going to hire me again. And that is a very stark reality of photography, right? You have to be at your optimal all the time."—Dina Litovsky, on being creative on demand.
"What gives me the right to be able to do this? And, what gives me the right to be able to go about it in the way that I expect to go about it?"—Anthony Luvera, in our interview about about collaborative process and his co-created book, Frequently Asked Questions.
"State-created realities are designed to perpetuate power by those who hold it, no matter who is in office."—Debi Cornwall, in our interview about her forthcoming photobook, Necessary Fictions.
"You have to be able to live with the work. Some images, if they reveal too much, you just don’t fancy living with them."—Alicja Dobrucka, in our interview about her photobook, I like you, I like you a lot.
"When training is not just about the physical act but also about your goals and your point of focus and what you’re doing with your mind, I think a happy by-product of that is less anxiety and fewer dark issues of the soul, because it’s a proactive way of training."—Vanessa Cornett, in our interview about new book The Mindful Musician.
"There are definitely days when I don’t have the energy, and today is a day I’m struggling. [...] It really is fighting every day and the project gives me something to fight for in a productive way that’s bigger than myself, which seems to be good for me."—Tara Wray, in our interview about the Too Tired Project.