“Painters have sketches and preliminary drawings that lead up to that fully realized painting. Be willing to take the camera and grab little things, knowing that’s not going to be some great picture, but being as open as possible and have small things prompt you. And second, validate those sketches. Live with those bad pictures, where you were in the wrong spot, the light was off, you had a technical problem, or it could be just a messy frame. For any number of reasons it could be off, but there’s something in it that you could learn from. It’s about being very open about making many types of pictures. Any time you get that little tingle, something catches your eye, listen to that, and try to react as quickly as possible.”
Gus Powell, 2018
Quote from the Interview between Gus Powell and David Walker for Photo District News in 2018.