"I like to look at pictures, all kinds. And all those things you absorb come out subconsciously one way or another. You’ll be taking photographs and suddenly know that you have resources from having looked at a lot of them before. There is no way that you can avoid this. But this kind of subconscious influence is good, and it certainly can work for one. In fact, the more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer."
—Robert Mapplethorpe (from Portrait:Theory, Lustrum Press, 1981)
I have a lot of studying going on at the moment so I’m gonna keep being absent for a little while. I can’t even sneak off and edit pictures because it’s not plugged in..
Just listen to Bill Withers’ Do it Good and do whatever it is that you do and do it good while you wait for me to get back. Forgive me!