Paris - Friday 26.11.10
Photographer: Sarah Moon
Stylist: Valentina Ilardi Martin
Model: Georgina Stojiljkovic
Issue IV (Spring/Summer 2011)
If you had to sum it up, what would you say that photography has meant to you?
I think that it's perhaps the only way to learn how to see. It is an intensely individual vision and I think that every child should learn how to take pictures. Ten different people taking a shot of the same flower will produce ten unique images. By repetition, the image gradually becomes more precise and you slowly build up your own style - often the artist himself is not conscious of what he is doing. Words are a poor substitute for the actual photograph, which must speak for itself. You can talk about your approach, but not about the art itself. I find it difficult to grade my pictures in terms of quality, to say what is good and bad, and I have a terrible problem in choosing photographs for a book or exhibition. Possibly, this is because once a photograph has arrived, I feel that I no longer identify with it properly, because it has already led me off on a path to something else. I have progressed away from it.