Jeff Wall

Jeff Wall: 'I'm haunted by the idea that my photography was all a big mistake' | Art and design | The Guardian

Jeff Wall: 'I'm haunted by the idea that my photography was all a big mistake'He provokes anger, awe and huge prices for his controversial staged scenes of hostage situations and homeless shelters. The pioneer of ‘non-photography’ talks cliches, creative freedom – and his regrets Just enough to keep you guessing …


“In my time, I’ve been accused of being afraid to go out into the world to take pictures, like a so-called ‘real’ photographer does,” Jeff Wall tells me, smiling. “And I’ve been accused of making art with a capital A – as if that, too, was a crime.”



Source: Jeff Wall: 'I'm haunted by the idea that my photography was all a big mistake' | Art and design | The Guardian



His work is a carefully constructed retelling of a witnessed event, but here he talks about chance... seems contradictory but sensical.
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