Simon Griffee

Be Confident, Baby

9 October 2011

That’s no way to live. As with many things, photography is often about self-confidence. The point is not so much to learn what other people like—that’s ultimately a fool’s errand—but to learn what you like. Only by identifying your own concerns and becoming comfortable with your own taste will you stand a chance of developing an organic style, or signature, or way of seeing, that is neither imitative (“designed to be like something else, but usually inferior to the original”) or derivative.

Mike Johnston: Eschew Cliché

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