Published 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.