“If you look through your viewfinder, and you know that picture… Don’t take it.”

-Jean Luc Dushime

I partook in a workshop about storytelling through photography, and this quote resonated with me on more than one level. As a storyteller, it rang true outside of photography. In a lot of ways, all the stories we tell have been told before, in one form or another–but if what you’re writing sounds like a story you know, it’s probably not going to be a great final product. In the realm of photography, specifically, it made me think of all of the goddamn instagram pictures of cats doing stupid stuff, drinks with umbrellas in them, and food. I’ve seen that picture. I’ve also seen your kissy/duck face. Be original. “Be a light seeker.” -also Jean Luc


I’ve seen this before


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