- How has moving back to Oregon changed your perception on life?
That my parents have matured also. I think it is hard for my Father to not look at me as his little boy, and not be judgemental or commanding. I'm also learning that having a house is hard work.
- Which lesson has been the hardest for you this year?
That nothing is permintate. Not a home (Casa de Cesspool), social circles (the crowd around the Casa), jobs, or love.
- Which lesson has been the most welcomed by you this year?
That I am more than who I am with, and people like me for who I am.
- If you could photograph any one person or thing, what/who would it be?
You know, I don't know. I mean, I love to hpotograph everything. I think the most challenging and reqwarding would be being a war photographer. It would be heart wrenching to see the death and destruction, and wonderful to see the resues, and rewarding in the hopes that in showing the horros of war, I might help prevent future war. Either that or being the White House Photographer. Or being the photographer for a band on tour would also be fun. Or treking across the Amazon with National Geographic.
- Which photographer inspires you the most?
Margaret Bourke-White. She was an amazing photographer of all things, but she is probably best known for her photography during World War Two. Here is some text on her from the excellent book "FROM THE FRONT: The Story of War".
"Go right up and look your fears in the face - and then do something!" her mother told her. Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971) took the advice. She delighted in defying convention and being first. As a youth, she posed nude in art class and carried snakes to school. In college, after rejecting herpetology, she embraced photography, another unusual career for a woman at the time.
Bourke-White excelled in picturing big things - dams, skyscrapers, war, the Holocaust. She was the first photographer hired by Fortune, she snapped the cover for the debut issue of Life, she became the first accredited female correspondent of World War II (forcing the Army to approve a new kind of journalist's uniform - with a skirt). Forsaking that uniform for a bomber suit, she became the first woman to fly on a U.S. military mission, in 1943, when she photographed American B-17s clobbering an airfield in Tunis. Her pictures helped establish the photomagazine and put cameras and typewriters on equal footing.
Given the obsticles she had, and how few I have. It makes me endevor to be a better photographer than I am, and hopefully, someday, do photography that has an impact like hers did. If she could do it, with all the difficult she must have encounterd, there is no reason I can't.
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