I’ve said about a million times that the best thing a young photographer can do is to stay close to home. Start with your friends and family, the people who will put up with you.
Discover what it means to be close to your work, to be intimate with a subject. Measure the difference between that and working with someone you don’t know as much about.
Of course there are many good photographs that have nothing to do with staying close to home, and I guess what I’m really saying is that you should take pictures of something that has meaning for you…
Photography’s like this baby that needs to be fed all the time. It’s always hungry. It needs to be read to, taken care of. I had to nourish my work with different approaches.
A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.
– Annie Leibovitz