“The thing that's important to know is that you never know. You're always sort of feeling your way.”
This quote has accompanied and comforted me since I picked up a camera for the first time, as I’ve always been kind of feeling my way through photography.
I’ve worked on many projects and taken, edited, and re-shot thousands of images. I moved one step forward, only to take two steps back the next day. I'd always envisioned that I should know how things work by now, but the reality is that I've probably found more new questions than answers over the years.
How do I know if a project is finished? When should I start a new one? How do I find the courage to leave a familiar path and risk something new?
There is no formula, no strategy, and no guarantees. The best you can do is stay curious, keep your eyes and mind open, follow your intuition, and hope for the best. Every photo, every project is a journey into a world unknown. That’s why it is so scary, and that’s why it is so exciting.
(Interview by Dale Rothenberg)