"This is a long and winding road, filled with far more valleys than peaks. One of the greatest talents one can have in this business has nothing to do with visual acumen at the lens. It is about the ability to sustain, to weather the storms, to shoot poorly and still survive a job, to fight out of inevitable creative slumps, to live with all manner of risk that lots of folks would find uncomfortable, to make uncertainty your friend, and to thrive despite sudden curves and happenstance. I guess what I'm describing is tenacity. To love doing this so much that you'll go through 1000 "no's" just to hear the one 'yes.'"
-- Joe McNally, The Top 11 Things Photographers Wish They Learned in Photo School
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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I'm slowly scanning images from my recent trip to Guatemala -- was detained in the country for three days by the Pacaya volcano and tropical storm Agatha, but finally made it out by way of El Salvador. Above, Doña Caterina roasts fresh coffee beans at her home in San Juan Cotzal in the country's western highlands.