I don’t watch TV any more. I head to YouTube, not for cat videos, but education and inspiration. I came upon two videos from “Talks at Google” that couldn’t be more opposite. One was by Art Wolfe and other by Vincent Versace, both professional photographers.
One says the great impressionist painters is his inspiration. The other rejects 17th century composition theory.
One says he only knows how to use 5% of his camera. The other starts by talking, even bragging about gear.
One strives to create something different. The other shoots solid but conventional images.
I wonder if their attitudes and perspective affects their art? Absolutely. Which photographer do you identify with? Perhaps there is a bit of both in all of us. For me, I’m only inspired by one of them.
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