Friday, March 21, 2008

What it's like:

It's like waiting for a train that you know you will be boarding, but you dont have a ticket. Yet you'd better be prepared to get on the train, because the all aboard call is coming and you will somehow have the ticket in hand by then.

This is my philosophy also:

"If you see a picture, you should take it -- period. It is difficult, if not impossible, to re-create a picture, so do not wait for it to improve. Sometimes it's better and you will take that picture also, but if you hesitate and don't click the shutter, you've lost the moment and you can't go back."

George Tames, New York Times photographer, quoted in Kenneth Kobre's book Photojournalism: A Professional's Approach.

This is a book Ive just started to read because Ive got to get rid of so many things. There comes a time for many things, and it didnt feel right to read this book before. Now, it feels imperative.

Sorta like reading Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" before I set out cross country 6 years ago. It was time.

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