Steve McCurry Interview- PDN

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He sometimes advises young photographers, “If you want to be a photographer, you have to photograph. If you look at the photographers whose work we admire, they’ve found a particular place or a subject, dug deep into it, and carved out something that’s become special. And that takes a lot of time and a lot of work – that’s not for everyone.”

Via, PDN (here)

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  1. Never knew it until I tried it… so very true… every trip takes me 4 months of research, the time to shoot, to edit… the guts to get what I want… the amount of work that goes into each frame is now I value when I see other photographer’s work…

    RM

  2. Steve and Curry have said it all. The whole gamut before every assignment coupled withe reality of peculiar challenges of working in African country like mine.

    You have got to be psychologically ready and for the p[period just before the shoot and meandering around to get your shots till you finish and then final editing you are in a different world.

    But you could feel sad at times, if the various publics seeing your work as exhibited or posted on your site as an exercise in magic. As if the pictures were just conjured up.
    Anyway, I enjoy it. Its my own contribution to the worldly space while I am here….