I -arrogantly perhaps- have never taken much time to study the bodies of work of many past or present noted photographers. (the exception maybe being the quirky but brilliant Ansel Adams)
I am familiar with some past and contemporary names, but not nearly as many as I should be.
Today I read this quote by Imogen Cunningham (who - why the hell didn't I know of before today???)
She's photographed Frida Kahlo, Gertrude Stein, Martha Graham, Spencer Tracy, worked with and photographed Ansel Adams and the list goes on.
The Quote: "Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow."
Isn't that brilliant? That just says it all for me. That is the reason I have my camera with me everywhere I go. I guess too that is why I have banker boxes of film negatives, and now GBs of images parked on an external hard drive. It's what keeps most photographers shooting, I think.
So I'm going to add the study of past and present photographers and their styles to my enjoyment of this exciting hobby of mine. This quote has kicked my craving to learn new things into high gear.
Have you ever been (re)inspired out of the blue to immerse yourself deeply into your passion(s)?
All I can say is do so with wild abandon!
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