As a photographer, I’ve been in utterly predictable locations taking utterly predictable (albeit picturesque) shots—and been absolutely thrilled. It’s easy to mistake an adventurous-looking photo for an adventure. But adventure, as Thorton Wilder wrote, is when you wish you were safe at home.
See, I don’t look back on those photographic moments with the same fondness I do other, less picturesque scraps. At the end of the day, the scraps are what I treasure. Those are what I eagerly share with people. It doesn’t really matter to me if I have a good photo on the wall if I can’t tell a good story.
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