Carine Roitfeld, 61, On Originality

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"I think that when you're taking pictures with my principles, you can try anything. Dare to do a lot of things—dare with sexuality, dare to break taboos as long as it remains photogenic. As long as I find an elegance and beauty in it, I am not afraid to tackle anything.

Imitation always stinks. When I take photos, I don't go back. I don't look at the past. I'm always original. In photo shoots, I rely on instinct. Which is not to say I don't bring ideas to a project or consider it beforehand." - Carine Roitfeld via Interview Magazine