If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
Picasso taught me to run faster than beauty. He who runs less fast than beauty will accomplish only something mediocre. As for him who runs faster than beauty, his work will seem ugly, but he forces beauty to join it and then, once joined, it will become beautiful for good.
It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveller who enters a strange country.
You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you’re down to your reflexes - that means your [preparation:]. That’s where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you’re going to get found out now, under the bright lights.
If you have to try to explain or justify your ideas with models, clients etc don’t bother, you’ll be wasting your time. Go and find someone else. The world is full eccentric people, lunatics who are fearless and on the same wave length.
Everything you do has a balance to it. You can feel it and when you do, you know it’s perfect. Every movement you make has a perfect center of balance that you can take away from it. It’s not supposed to feel like you’re pushing yourself or dragging yourself along. When you find it…you’ll know…you’ll know…