Keep My Mind Quiet
So, I don’t really write my dreams down or try to say well, this is what I want to do when I go out and take pictures, I never think about what I want to do before I take a picture. I just keep my mind quiet. I just don’t think, I just relax. And then when I’m there, then I work, because good photography, it’s very much about capturing fleeting moments and something we — that’s something that comes from nowhere else, somewhere — it may come from the — often it comes from the way you see, but it happens as you interact in the place and so there’s no point thinking about. It’s like no point thinking about a lot of things. No point thinking about what you’re going to dream tonight or what you’re going to feel tomorrow morning, because you don’t know how you’re going to feel tomorrow morning, how you’re going to sleep tonight.1 You’re not going to know, you don’t know, so no point thinking about it.
It’s the same thing. When I take pictures, I don’t really think about it, I just go out and work and try to do my best and try to make pictures that challenge me and that’s all. The picture has to challenge me. The best pictures, I always tell people, are the ones I actually don’t understand, takes me a while to unravel.2 So, those are the best pictures for me. If I understand what I’m doing, then there’s no point doing the pictures.