[…] I had the feeling that I was getting close to the subject I wanted to represent in my photographs. I still hadn’t entirely grasped it. My neighbor increased the volume as if in response to my hesitation: “Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace…” My heart started to beat ever faster. I had to find the images for these words. This came from inside me. I couldn’t wait any longer; I had to gather the equipment to take these photos immediately. But I couldn’t get away from the voice: “Imagine no possessions. I wonder if you can. No need for greed or hunger. A brotherhood of man. Imagine all the people sharing all the world…”
That was what I had been saying to myself for many a year. I picked up my things and headed to the door to go to my studio.
As I waited for the lift, I sang: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us and the world will be as one.”