We look at the world and see what we have learned to believe is there. We have been conditioned to expect… but as photographers we must learn to relax our beliefs.
Almost inevitably there are tensions in the picture tensions between the outside world and the inside world. For me a successful picture resolves these tensions without eliminating them.
Photography is a way of feeling of touching of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything.
In any art you dont know in advance what you want to say – its revealed to you as you say it. Thats the difference between art and illustration.
I may be wrong but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography and the worship of the object per se in our best nature photography is not enough to satisfy the man of today compounded as he is of Christ and Marx.