I was taught to look at art objectively at a very young age. To hone in on the laws of composition, content, and context. Only my ideas and process are subjective. They are a part of who I am as a whole. I believe in breaking rules but only after I have a stable understanding of them.
It’s not what camera you use. It’s not whether you shoot digital or film, whether it’s monochromatic or color, that makes an image spectacular. I shoot with both my Canon Mark II, 5D and Rolei 35. My images consist of both color and b/w.
Do what makes you happy. Use whatever tool gives you the freedom to express this happiness, unadulterated. Imagination has no rules. Artistic development comes from the soul; our past, our present. It is individually contained, a vessel of sorts, waiting for the moment to be brought into fruition, to share with the world, our doubts, our fears, our love, and our hate. We as artists, have the responsibility to teach ourselves and humanity how to “see.”
I believe when shooting street the photographer should never affect or infect the scene with their presence, that it should unravel naturally in order for that objectivity to fit well with the artist’s subjectivity of the moment, that while achieving this the artist is close enough to be able to smell the subject, taste their sweat, see the humanity in their carved skin and decide when to pull away and shoot. My images aren’t always close-up.
I like to keep moving. I never stay in one spot too long waiting for the catch. I believe in rhythm. If I move in a steady pace I will eventually become part of my environment, like a HEARTBEAT.