I want to show exactly what my world looks like, without glamorisation, without glorification. This is not a bleak world but one in which there is an awareness of pain, a quality of introspection.
Goldin 1996 pg 33
I don’t believe in a single portrait. I believe only in the accumulation of portraits as a representation of a person. Because I think people are really complex
Matthew Ryan Smith 2008 pg 5
In confessional artistic discourse, the yearning to concede the private is a powerful force towards artistic production for a multiplicity of subjective reasoning’s, but for many, the cathartic properties inherent in confession is where the therapeutic benefits reside.”