My advice to students is to work a lot and enjoy working. After a time the project will pick you. Work is also not just using the camera but researching, reading, asking questions, critiquing, etc. Practice. Improvisation. Evaluation. We call it work because it is not easy and doesn’t necessarily get easier. The reward of this is the many small and big discoveries that are outside of what one knows and what one would know by just thinking about it all. Bad days don’t mean bad pictures and vice versa - just keep going.— How to Start a Project: Brian Ulrich (via killeryellow)
Storytelling awakens us to that which is real. Honest… . it transcends the individual… . Those things that are most personal are most general, and are, in turn, most trusted. Stories bind… . They are basic to who we are.
A story composite personality which grows out of its community. It maintains a stability within that community, providing common knowledge as to how things are, how things should be — knowledge based on experience. These stories become the conscience of the group. They belong to everyone.