Like Kalli, I have no authority whatsoever for telling you what to look at or how to think or feel about what you look at.
All I have is a rather intense and ever-growing obsession with photographic ways of seeing. With the way in which a camera, effectively employed, can compel us to really see what the eye might otherwise slide past without regard. And, of course, a long-cultivated habit of foisting my enthusiasms upon others.
I have a rule, which I almost always fail to live up to in my own photography, and which I don’t always even do a great job of sticking to when it comes to the aforementioned enthusiasms, but it may provide a sense of where my head is at.
Here’s the rule: Clever isn’t good enough, beautiful isn’t good enough, interesting isn’t good enough, smart isn’t good enough. If you can apply that and you still have any f***ing photographs when you’re done, you’re on to something pretty spectacular.
With any luck, maybe we’ll be able to point you towards some photographs that stand up to that test.