We all try to spend time with photographs by photographers whose work we admire. We spend time trying to figure out how to emulate their work, then produce work that is similar in style to what they do. But here is the rub; our problem is that once we get to a point where those photographs are good, solid derivatives of what our photographic influences are, what’s next? How do we make our pictures so that they are different in style and substance from those who came before us?
My friend, the great contemporary photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, has nicely wrapped up a set of ideas about this problem in this transcription of a talk he gave called “Stay On The Bus”
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