Monday, June 11, 2012

Some things worth remembering

Never do something because it’s the 'in thing', or because someone told you to. Be true to yourself, remember that what is in today, will be out tomorrow.

When shooting portraits, your subjects should be in an environment comfortable to them, doing what is comfortable and natural. Anton’s photographs of U2 are a paragon of portraiture. As some have said, “He captured the music, not just the musicians.”

Be true to yourself in love, because the person who is worth it is the one you can love for who he/she is, and who will love you for who you are.

The world is full of masks and masquerades. If you want the security that the world promises, then go with it, for it is the only way to go. But if you want a life less ordinary, if you want a life down the road less travelled, then don’t follow the world and its rules.

You will bring greatest encouragement, peace and hope to others when you are most truly yourself. And you are most truly yourself when you let go of the self you are trying to be.

The whole business of 'making an impression' should not be an act. Rather, it should be like the impression a meteor makes when it crashes into the earth: an impression that comes from from the meteor itself, and not made by a hundred labourers digging an artificial crater.

1 comment:

chian ming said...

I love this post a lot!