In September of 1971 my first full page photo was published in Dance Magazine. It was like a religious validation. The event changed all priorities from commercial to aesthetic and guided decisions The photo credit became valued.
Standards were being established compelling choice of subject matter which then influenced the people I would meet. An kind of language, was forming as my vocabulary of performance became clearer as subjects responded honestly and gave me criteria. I now see the process as acquiring personal style.
We need others as critics to move from craft to become an actual artist.
A dedicated interior participation on my part was necessary to a strong image. Expression overtakes sheer luck. It follows that access to a high caliber of creative performers becomes the greatest gold .