OCTOBER 27, 2015

A Full House

Giving a talk about photography is always a new adventure, no matter how many times i have done it, because I never know what I’ll be talking about until I am up there in front of the audience. I like that risk because it is just like making photographs; the unexpected can happen at any moment.

It may be a new thought triggered by a slide that I have seen many times before but now strikes me in a fresh way, or else it might be a question from someone that sends me off in a direction I hadn’t considered before, or finally it might be the challenge of the new work I am making which might push me to reconsider the older works coming onto the screen.

We can never imagine the work we might make in the future – that’s part of the wonder of all art making – but when we are in the present and can look back, as I can, over 50 years of work, there seems to be a continuous path that unwinds in a way that sometimes seems inevitable.

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5 thoughts on “OCTOBER 27, 2015

  1. duckshots

    Sorry, one more point. Continuous? The next shot is never inevitable. If it is, you lost it. A photographer never knows what will be seen. And a photographer never knows whether it will be more personally self-rewarding to see or record. Grow as you age.

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