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24 . Female . Chicago . Photography
"Put simply, Stuart likes to get right up in people’s grills. And he likes to do it quickly and quietly, so he can reel off some shots before he’s noticed. This approach requires some specific mannerisms. The average, properly raised amateur photographer might adopt a smiley, conciliatory attitude on the street, but Stuart’s demeanor is the exact opposite: no eye contact, no apologies, no sheepishness. Just a blank expression that seems to say, “It’s not about you — I’m only here for the photo."
A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus
"The insight I offer you is this: there’s no one process, and as soon as I imagine some approach to generating work is foolproof, it becomes suddenly worthless to me, and I have to start all over again."