Strange as it may sound, one of the limitations we have as photographers, are our eyes. Our eyes are highly functional. They simply see what is in front of us. Therefore, the temptation to photograph only what we can physically see, is very powerful. However the results as I discovered, are often sterile photocopier images; nice pretty pictures, well exposed, but nothing more... This realisation was a huge breakthrough for me. It propelled my journey of photography down new paths.
How does a photographer look beyond the camera and learn to how develop creative vision and artist insight. Learning how to be a photographer: "In those early days, what I was producing was a functional record of my day out with a camera. It was as if a photocopier had just copied what was in front of my eyes. I saw something nice, so I would take a picture of it. Simple. The result was nice pretty pictures, well exposed, but there was not a lot more. I felt uncomfortable because I sensed that something was missing...."