Photographers often talk about advancing themselves, and improving their craft. Rarely do they talk about why. At first it appears obvious. They want to shoot great pictures. Becoming proficient with the technical side of photography is pretty easy, though, thanks to digital. There’s a wealth of information online on every photography technique and principle you could imagine. But what happens next? What’s the reason you want to be good at photography? What motivates you?
This short video featuring Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt presents a thought provoking perspective on the work. What he and many other photographers attempt to achieve. What brings the “magic” to photography.