I was really into writing short fiction and also photography when I was a kid.
With photography, you zero in; you put a lot of energy into short moments, and then you go on to the next thing.
Then in college, besides economics, I also majored in studio art and got involved in photography and making short films and acting. But I didn't know you could make a living that way.
Right before 'American Dreams,' I started to pursue these avenues, like short films and getting into a couple night courses to really study photography and cinematography, and the language of visual storytelling.
In short, [photography] is a matter of turning loneliness into thoughts.
If I have any 'message' worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.
Photography seems to fix, but this is an illusion created by our short lives. A photograph is merely a note held for 200 years.
...one sees differently with color photography than black-and-white... in short, visualization must be modified by the specific nature of the equipment and materials being used.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Short boughs, long vintage.