or his metaphorical description:
"Do good work and people love you. It's true, people love you. Because the customers don't really see the camera, they see you, the artist — you become the product they're buying. It's like sugar cubes in coffee: you stir the sugar into the coffee and it dissolves and enhances the taste."
— Malick Sidibe, interviewed by Michelle Lamunière in You Look Beautiful Like That, Harvard University Press, 2001