Things develop meaning when you connect them together in a more complex way. Think of a series of pictures like a series of words; the words develop a different meaning when they’re put next to each other. And you can swap the place of a word and it means something else. You can choose how to sequence those words in order to totally reinvent the meaning. And that is a really empowering thing, that’s really a creative thing, and the same thing can be done with photographs.
Editing is how you create meaning, so it’s probably the most important part of the process. It is about getting rid of the clutter and the terrible, embarrassing images, and honing in on what you are really trying to see…sometimes it means starting with ten thousand images and ending up with ten or one.