Her distinct images would appear as strange; if you’re viewing Diane Arbus work for the very first time. As you continue to absorb her portraits the bizarreness of her images are quite captivating. Her signature was to reveal the beauty from what others may have found as flawed, capturing unusual subjects during the fifties and sixties, the rawness of her black and white imagery seemed like a surreal story waiting to be told.
“If I were just curious, it would be very hard to say to someone, "I want to come to your house and have you talk to me and tell me the story of your life." I mean people are going to say, "You're crazy." Plus they're going to keep mighty guarded. But the camera is a kind of license. A lot of people, they want to be paid that much attention and that's a reasonable kind of attention to be paid.” - Diane Arbus