What will obviously make the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful photographer is the intellectual ‘baggage’ he brings with him. He should have a heightened sense of curiosity and be able to foresee and predict certain sequence very quickly. I think the old-fashioned statement ‘f/8 and be there!’ is true even today. The ability of the photographer to ‘get in’ to shoot is 99 percent of the battle and requires that he be ‘trusted’.
The times I grew up in became part of my conscience and my photography. I was not an artistic photographer and never became one. I haven't taken a landscape picture wich was not part of a story. If I saw a peasant working in a field - which was very difficult for him to do - then I took the picture of a peasant with a field. But I didn't take a field without the peasant.