02-04-2019 08:50

There is an observation about stand up comedians that once they reach a certain level of fame their material becomes less about “grounded” observations and criticisms and instead becoming more about airplane food and hotel rooms.

Their lives are changed by their fame, they adjust their view, and therefore their jokes to the issues that now present themselves — the travel experiences from their tour — are perhaps less relatable than the original work which brought them their fame in the first place.

I think there are a few areas of photography that this analogy could be used to explore, but the one that hits closest to home for my own work is the way that some street photographers, myself included, have been photographing “light” instead of working towards “actual” street photographs...

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