"I have seen no reason to quit putting film in my cameras and making pictures as I have done since I began. I am content, happy, to work within the limitations of straight photography because I know that great and timeless pictures can still fit within the frame. Content matters. The moment matters. And the process matters, to me. I like everything from exposure through to pulling a print in my darkroom. It is deeply satisfying. I feel like I am just now comfortable with my tools and I’m ready to make the kinds of photographs and prints I once dreamt of. Another beginning."
There’s a bit of dance going on here, each partner asking the other: who will lead?
The trick, as I’ve discovered, is to use fashion as much as it uses you. As easy as fashion pictures are to make in bulk, making one to last...
Over the years I’ve come to believe that if I just put myself out there, and, in a manner of speaking, “fall in love” with the person I’m photographing, something good will happen.
I’ve done a few music videos, and when I say “done” I don’t mean it in any Hollywood sense of done. It’s just been me and my Beaulieu Super8, a few cartridges of color negative film, someone to push “play” on a boom box, and the artist.
Give me a good book, no better feeling than to be lost in the landscape of words. As much as I love photography, my heart belongs to writers.