YOU MUST BE CREATIVE !!!
We are at Milan Fashion week. I don’t remember wich show it was, sorry, but that is not important. What’s importantis that if street style photographers were still there, they would be all beside and around my great photographer friend Eddy Newton. He would do the setting and they would just copy his work. He hates that as much as I do. Copying and stealing are behaviors that I deeply hate and fight strongly. Why ? Because the person and in our case the street style photographer who copies or steals has surrended. And that’s what makes me sad. Life is too beautiful to offer you to surrender.
Greed is the ennemy of creativity. Being greed is a short term value. Doing your best to be creative is what will make you stand out. For 99% of street style photographers, being published in a wlknown magazine or newspaper is a reward. They are so proud that they write in their blog wich medias publish them. That is simply so stupid ! The picture is the same !!! If a welknown magazine print shit, it will still be shit. But because stupidity is well spread, too many photographers think that having his pictures bought by a media is more important than being a creative photographer. GREED.
I could have taken the pictures set by Eddy from behind him. But it’s the opposite of my value. Instead I told my self : “Ok, how can I be different, how can I reveal more about this woman than Eddy does ?”. And when I put myself in the creative mode, the result is always great. Because God, if exists, wants you to learn, and not steal or copy. because God, if exist, wants you make a difference in this world. “We can not all do great things but we can all do small things with great love” (Mother Teresa).
Because I share this wisdom so much, because I want to share wisdom with my futur children, I stay far from the scene waiting for my moment… And I made this moment come because life is too short to not learn to be better every day. There is no media, magazines, websites… more powerful than the love you give to your work. Money and fame come and go. But what you learn, the love you offer, stay for ever. What you learn has always a greater value in the long term that the quick buck you make in the short term. Have a great day my friends, have a wise life.