Yesterday I went to hear a lecture by the photographer Michael Wilson who is best known for his portraits of country music artists. I left the lecture inspired and with an even greater desire to make beautiful photographs.
Mr. Wilson himself is a fascinating and extremely interesting man. He was quite shy, somewhat uncomfortable in front of people and very humble and self-effacing. When he spoke it was sometimes unsure but always thoughtful and if you payed attention it was really interesting and quite insightful. I hope 15 years from now that my work will hold up even remotely as well as Mr. Wilson's does.