the last Martin Parr video I posted, a new video started (below), and I was struck by Val Williams’ quote about Martin’s background. I felt like it could have been a quote about MY background. Does this description fit any of you as well?
“It’s really interesting when you look at photographers backgrounds… They were often people who maybe had not terribly unhappy childhoods, but often quite dull ones where they felt quite disassociated from other people. And they often didn’t do very well academically. A lot of photographers didn’t do very well academically at all. So they became these kind of ‘lost people,’ and I think the act of taking photographs… it distances you from the world because partly you’ve got an excuse for being there because you’re the photographer, and partly because the camera is an interface or a barrier or a gateway to the rest of the world….”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdebH1Q1ros