Lars Wirzenius: Photography, 2007


Sunday, September 09, 2007

Photography: Artistic mini-epiphany

The single most destructive impulse I've consistently observed in amateur photographers, after working with them more or less continuously over 22 years, is their insecurity about not being liked or understood, and their concomitant anxiousness to please others. That may, indeed, be the principal legacy of a good art school education: the crucial insight that it is only by pleasing herself that the artist can ultimately please others.

—Mike Johnston, Creative Livings, 2007-09-09