Story Telling Something New
It’s always important for me when making photographs that there be a story. Sometimes that story is important only to me. Most of the time it is only for me.
The only person I have to impress is myself. Not that what I do is all that impressive.
One of the instructions I give other photographers is not to make photographs to keep an editor happy. Not the assigning editor, not the photo editor, not the managing editor, and not the ultimate editor, the reader.
The only person to please is yourself. That is the one person you know the best. Awakening something new in yourself is the greatest task you can have. Finding something new that expresses your view of a subject transcends any instructions or observations others offer.
When something new is awakened in you it awakens something new in the people who see your work. The great thing about the awakening is that they don’t have to be the same. It’s probable that they aren’t and never will be the same. That’s a good thing for you and your viewers.
Surrender to letting yourself be the most happy at the moment of creation.
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