From shooting “safe” to unleashing your creativity – a conversation with Josh Haner, NY Times photographer
“When you cover something you haven’t seen before, you tend to be safe for the first few days. You have to get the safe pictures out of your system. Then you can look cumulatively at what you’ve done. You have to get to the point of boredom and then get past that. And that’s where the creativity starts.”
Conversation with Josh Haner, NY Times Photographer.
Short, wonderful comments about how to take a picture that is different when everyone is shooting in the same place, how to get from “safe” shooting to truly creative work, and who he calls when he’s on the road late at night and why…
Looking at this article again – makes me wonder – how much “safety” do we need before we can get creative – in our art as well as our lives?
I’m working on some thoughts – any thoughts from you?