Wednesday, September 18, 2013
I was surprised to hear that Richter and his wife liked the picture.
"It's a very sad and disturbing picture," I said.
"Okay," Struth said.
"They do not look like a happy family."
"Well, that's not the issue."
"That almost is the issue of the picture."
Struth conceded that "they don't look relaxed and happy," and added, "He's not an easy person, that's for sure. He's a very particular person."
– from Janet Malcolm's essay, Depth of Field, originally published in 2011 and based on a series of interviews with German photographer Thomas Struth – reprinted in her new collection, Forty-One False Starts.