Throw yourself off a cliff. Figuratively speaking, I mean. Photography is a language. Think about what you want to use it to talk about. What are you interested in? What questions do you want to ask? Then, go for it, and throw yourself into talking about that topic, using photography. Make a body of work about that.
We live in an age in which we have an unprecedented number of images around us,' says Norwegian photojournalist Jonas Bendiksen. 'One cannot walk on the street for more than five minutes without seeing more photographs than we can count. On the web, from news outlets to photo-sharing sites such as Flickr, the amount of imagery available is increasing by the tens of millions a day. How do we stay relevant as photographers in such a situation? For me, the answer is that although we see millions of fairly good images being produced every day, we don't see millions of good ideas, or great stories. And this is what drives me!