I feel a good approach for a photographer is to start by closing his eyes and listening to the voice of his heart. The obsession and intuition that he has never taken notice of can lead him to photograph in the right way. And then the photographer edits the photographs while personally critiquing them. Such an editing process should be the best teacher for that person. I am opposed to taking photographs with the forced intent of a pre-determined concept.
With intelligence and knowledge, a photographer can easily take photographs that can be sold at high prices. But I don’t want people to take photographs of that nature. First of all, one continuously takes a series of photographs. In the subsequent editing process, the concept will emerge. This is also the method I used to create “the Americans.”
What does hustling as a photographer mean to you?
Waking up and making something of the day EVERYDAY. Pushing yourself because no one else will. Never worrying about what the next man is doing and just keep the focus where it needs to be… on you. Understanding that not every time you step outside your door is going to bring you financial reward but the fact your made the effort brings you closer to where you want to be. Realizing that when you want to do something you love it is never handed to you… you create your own destiny. Lastly doing and going through all of this simply for the love of the craft.
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