What advice would you give to a photographer starting out?
Stuart Franklin: Take photographs, then more photographs. Of anything – friends, yourself, family. Train your eye.
Moises Saman: Be passionate about what you doing and always aim for honesty in your work.
Mark Power: Find a subject you are interested in and make work about it. If you are struggling to find your own voice, don’t worry; look at and learn from the history of photography, so you have some idea where your work fits and so you are not reinventing the wheel. Read books about the subject – good ones – and visit exhibitions. Research your ideas, but not to the point where you “talk a good picture” while there are no decent pictures on the table – I see/hear this a lot! Don’t be afraid to be heavily influenced by others – eventually your own voice will come out. Take risks; get out of your comfort zone. But you must be committed, and work hard. And be patient: recognition rarely comes quickly.
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