Each and every photographer has their own unique way of working and the finished image they try to achieve. For some, this may be purely aesthetic beauty, for others, a mood or feeling. In this video, the i-D Meets team spend time with three photographers from the U.K. to discover how and why they work.
For me, the question why has always been more important than what or how. It gives us answers that are far more interesting and helpful in our development as artists than the simple questions we often try to get answered. I have written about this before, because I believe that we can gain so much more by knowing why someone makes the decisions they do than what decisions they make. Photography is about expressing a vision, and in order to do that, we really need to understand why we want to say the things we do.
In this video, photographers Ronan McKenzie, Olivia Rose, and Campbell Addy share their processes and the choices behind them. They each give us an insight into what makes them pick up a camera and start making pictures. In true Vice style, the interviews are candid, off-beat, and extremely down-to-earth. This makes the advice accessible and simple to understand.
What would you say is the most useful tip or piece of advice you have ever received from another photographer?
The most useful advice I've been given is the quality of your camera doesn't matter after a certain point - get out there and shoot! Don't procrastinate about it on the internet, go out and look for interesting compositions to make!