Every Artist is both a Poet and a Craftsman

There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman.

— Émile Zola from a letter to Paul Cézanne

Art is rarely the result of true genius, rather it is a combination of hard work and skills learned and practiced by regular people and, in my case, I practiced my skills in spite of self-doubt so profound it can masquerade as vanity.

– Sally Mann


Shot a long time ago near the Sylter Watt, as I acquired my skills to become a craftsman.

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