Nearly every successful photographer I know has selected at least one shooter from which to borrow, steal, sample, appropriate, or use as inspiration the lessons someone else has learned. And to be clear, it’s not their pictures that should be appropriated, it’s their wisdom. Modeling is the compass that anyone trying to navigate the business of photography will wisely use to reach their destination with as few detours as possible.
I’ve always admired the professor on Gilligan’s Island. He had this amazing ability to make a Geiger counter out of bamboo, or a shortwave radio out of a coconut. He was truly a handy guy to have around when the castaways were in a real bind. I really could have used someone like the professor […]