I'm always fascinated by what makes the best photographers think they way they do. What shapes their ways of seeing? In the current climate of photography, it's easy to get lost in everything technical. We can often lose sight of the most important thing about photography...why we photograph. In this video from Steve McCurry's Youtube channel, we get a glimpse at what goes on in the master mind of perhaps the world's greatest living photographer.
Understanding (or trying to understand) someone's voice is only the first step. When he was a young man, Francis Bacon visited an exhibition of Picasso's work. Bacon was inspired to become a painter, but his early work was critically dismissed as an imitation of Picasso's work. After many, many years, Bacon found his own voice and is now seen as one of the most important painters of all time.
Anyone can learn how to take a photograph. Honing your way of seeing will teach you why.