“A young photographer in China asked me some years ago whether I knew what Chinese painters, poets or sculptors would do when they became famous.
I did not know.
He said they would change their names, in order to see whether they were still any good.”—Rene Burri
“Stop talking theory when a camera is in their your and do not over-think the image. Lose the ego and let the photograph find you. Observe the life moving like a river around you and realize that the images you make may become part of the collective history of the time that you are living in.”—Eli Reed
I was just walking to my car after work today and was thinking about the presentation I have to give tomorrow, when I came across an old house with well-worn wooden doors and peeling paint that gave me a nice vibe. Just as I was walking past it, it occurred to me that I had my camera with me in my bag and could actually just whip it out and take a picture of the house if I wanted to. That realisation instantly brought a smile to my face. And with that realisation, came a second realisation, which was, that is precisely the reason I take my camera with me wherever I go.