Saturday, April 2, 2011

Little League and, what is it all about?

By some accident I came upon Marcus Yam's website this morning, just as I was waking up thinking, "what defines me as a photographer?" He writes that his interests involve "everyday social issues that define the American experience; immigration, poverty, marginalization, provincialism, and faith." Damn. Just like that.
There must be more to a conception of myself than "newspaper photographer." All around me, I see successful photographers in tune with what moves them, what resonates with their experience of the world. For a long time I thought rural life and Americana were an intrinsic part of my way of seeing, but I'm feeling increasingly unfocused, longing for a thread of narrative, or an exploration of theme, that make it all make sense. Does it ever make sense? It's a daily challenge.

1 comment:

Tully said...

If you find the answer please let me know. :)