Sunday, February 28
Wednesday, February 24
He could be right, he could be wrong. I think he’s wrong but he says it in such a sincere way. You have to think he thinks he’s right.- bob dylan
Tuesday, February 23
Sunday, February 21
Saturday, February 20
I remember that sensation ... really special things that have no words to them. I hang on to them, because...so much of the rest of this existence is so fucking obvious, so easy to repeat, so easy to get bored of. But there's this other rhythm that's happening all the time; it's much more vibrant, but it's just harder to share. I imagine that it's in the deepest depths of that rhythm that the Sufis live. They're completely aflame all the time.
Thursday, February 18
It's usually some emotion that just happens right in front of me and I want to keep that emotion forever.
If I have a camera I can. If I don't have a camera I beat myself up for weeks and weeks about how I missed it.
When I modelled, looking sexy was the last thing on my mind.
I would be thinking about bills to pay, planes to take, how I was going to decorate my flat, people I had to call.
Other photographers stick up light meters everywhere to measure light, whereas I just stick up my hand to see how the light looks against it.
I don't know much about flash, I generally use natural light.
I will give my assistant instructions like, 'I want it to have a French movie atmosphere' or, 'I want to see longer shadows on the face'
I spent all my youth working with the world's best photographers as a model and I think much of their knowledge filtered through to me. Bono is one of my favourite subjects to photograph.
When I was 14 or 15, I used to have his picture on my wall because I was such a huge fan of U2. I always felt his eyes piercing out from the poster with that incredible passion of his.
I first met him when I was in my early twenties and we connected instantly.
He has the most amazing face to capture on film.
I worry about nearing death more than getting older. It’s always been a huge issue for me, the thought of every hour and every day being one bit closer to death. I’m going to make you very depressed! You’re going to leave this interview and go… But I’m also very easy to make happy! It’s the little things, silly little things - a leaf floating in rain water.
You know what, I’m in a very interesting phase of being curious and open about everything and everyone right now. People always feel sorry for you if you’re single, but I think it’s the best time. At this point in my life I see a relationship as I want to die with this person.
I’m way too morbid! But sometimes it pops up in my head - is this the person that I want to be in bed with, holding their hand? And are these the last eyes I’m going to look into? So basically that cuts out a lot of people, because how many people do you want to sit and have that experience with? .. If you don’t want to be in a relationship, just put that thought in your head!
When I appeared in Chris Isaak's Wicked Game video, I was running around the beach supposedly looking all dreamy and sensual, well, the reality was quite the opposite.
I was exhausted from flying and we were on this volcanic beach where sand was burning my feet.
It's all shot from the waist up because I was bleeding from the knees down.
The finished video looked fantastic, though, so what's a little suffering?