My work philosophies:
-There’s magic in the mundane.
-Shoot the emotion.
-People look awesome when they look like they’re flying.
-There’s a huge difference between a quiet moment and a boring picture.
-To all you writers out there. Newspaper images are NOT like newspaper articles. If anything, they’re more like super-headlines. Embrace it!
-Photos are more effective when they’re interesting to look at. I know this sounds obvious, but really, have you looked at flickr …or a (cough cough) Metro section, recently?
-Just “showing” the audience something does them a disservice. Everyone likes to be engaged and entertained.
-In order to keep a positive outlook, I measure success on a case by case basis.
-”Good enough” means “I gave up.”
-Effort counts in daily work.
-Effort doesn’t matter in a portfolio.
-”Vision” occurs naturally and over time. If forced, chances are, the results are influenced by somebody else’s vision.
-Having said that, try out other peoples ideas. You never know what genres you excel in.
-I hope something on this list makes me recoil in five years. Gotta keep learning, right?
-I’m happy with my work.
-I hate slumps. But they make me “up my game.”
-Sociology is a great major for a photographer.
-People are awesome and I wanna learn more about them.