My work springs more from feelings and intuition than ideas. I try to stay open and rely on my instincts. I put my antennae up and just see what is reeled in. There’s the saying most everyone is familiar with – “go with the flow.” I try not to get ahead of the flow but to follow it closely and see where it leads me. Usually I have some loose ideas but those I tend to revise in face of the photos that I’m actually making. I try not to over-determine the outcome at the onset. I try to be honest with myself about what is truly exciting and working for me.
Bourbon St, New Orleans, 1995 @ Mark Steinmetz
"I don’t begin a project with an agenda that is going to over-determine the outcome. I think it begins with a faint vision - one of those whispers on a breeze - that somehow gets a grip on me."
Having spent a lot of time with Mark Steinmetz's books South East and Greater Atlanta, I was curious about the history and photographer behind the work. So I asked Mark for an interview, and much to my delight he agreed to it.