reportagebygettyimages
I think the difference between taking pictures and whatever else you want to call it —being an artist or a photographer—is making a photograph mean more than a photograph. In a sequence, an artist or photographer is able to create something other than just a pretty image. Years ago when I was applying to every art fair and festival I could find, I would send in five Polaroids that were beautiful but no one would get it, they needed to see the entire piece. It’s like taking 5 notes out of a song and asking someone what they think of it. But when you see those photos in the scope of 12 years of Polaroids it then becomes something else.