Photos do not tell stories and photographers are not story tellers. Anyone that claims otherwise is a fuckwit.
“I don’t think about pictures when I am photographing. When I am photographing I see life. That’s all there is.”
— Garry Winogrand
Style, it’s how you can tell who made a photo. It’s how you can separate a Henri Cartier-Bresson photo from a Garry Winogrand photo, a William Eggleston photo from a Saul Leiter photo. Style does more than just tell you who made the photo. Every photographer has their own style. But what is style?
When you hear some great photographers speak they try to make photography sound like this mystical, magical art form. If you ask Garry Winogrand photography is just photography, he doesn’t try to talk up photography like it’s something magical, he doesn’t get deeply philosophical much to the frustration of some in the video. I love how down to earth and hilariously irreverent Garry Winogrand is in this video, he is a no BS kinda guy and I like that about him.