One of his bodies of work is documented in the book, In the American West.
He photographed 752 people for this project,over a period of 6 years.
He used 17,000 sheets of film.
123 portraits were chosen for the exhibition. Out of 17,000 sheets of film.
I think of that when I'm shooting away. I think of that as I question myself and my work. And I think that if I'm not shooting 17,000 sheets of film, I'm not really learning. I'm getting lazy. I'm forgetting why I'm shooting.
I think about the 17,000 connections. The 17,000 opportunities.
I wish I'd met Richard Avedon.
I would really like to talk to him right about now.