“My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph.”

"I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed."

That's Garry Winogrand, a New Yorker whose street photography in the '60s was so good that it's on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington right now, traveling to New York in May.

The takeaway from the show, and a 20-minute filmed interview, is that there are no rules. A good picture is what he thinks it is. He's always shooting.  Technique, he doesn't know from.  You might think he's tilted the camera. He'll say maybe he sees vertical differently than you.

"Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame," he said. "When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts."

Here are some more Garry-isms.  As Stan Freberg warned about a collection of his '50s radio show skits, don't take them all in at once.  It's rich stuff, that will stick with you.