Je bent professioneel model en na een tijdje wil je dan wel eens iets anders doen. Zoals acteren bijvoorbeeld maar blijkbaar horen daar dan ook “interviews” bij. Kwestie van de film te promoten. De gelaatsuitdrukkingen van Delevingne zijn fantastisch; zet gewoon het geluid af en je ziet onmiddellijk hoe graag ze daar zit. Zet het geluid dan weer aan en luister eens naar het niveau van de vragen. En … ze zitten daar met drie van dat kaliber.
“I honestly believe photography is 75 percent chance, and 25 percent skill,” he said in response to a question from an audience member toward the end of the talk. “In accidents, we really discover the magic of photography.”
‘Where do you think the ability of seeing beauty in chaos comes from? Does it take talent, does it take work? Which one is more important?
The word I like to use is “awareness”. Talent, to me, is a proclivity towards skilled labor – or craft – rather than emotional or creative pursuits. When it comes to appreciation of beauty, we are all equally endowed. The hurdle is in letting go of prejudice, cynicism, and distractions. In order to see it, you must first want to see it. There is certainly a degree of skill involved, though it is one that can be learned and practiced. A recent study I saw tracked the eye movements of artists and non-artists when studying a scene. While non-artists will instinctively gravitate towards the most obvious or “important” elements in the scene, artists’ eyes tend to scan and wander, establishing context and relationships rather than merely trying to ascertain what they are looking at. This too, requires slowing down. Still, when practiced sufficiently, it becomes natural and intuitive.’
‘What about when professionals alter photos? Earlier this year, New York Times photographer Damon Winter won an award for photos he took of soldiers in Afghanistan with his iPhone, using the Hipstamatic app, which adds all these filters. Does that count as— —photojournalism? I have no idea. The thing was, it was shot on an iPhone, and that’s been the discussion. I’m [more] interested in the content. What was it saying? What did it reveal to us that we hadn’t seen already.’