What do you think are the biggest mistakes that photographers make?
I think the biggest mistake is photographing what's already been done and what's obvious. Duane Michaels used to say, "Tell me something I don't know." I know what the view out of the Empire State Building looks like; don't show me the destination, show me the journey. I used to take my son into New York from Maplewood, NJ every Sunday. We'd go do one thing and then come back. I realized it was the journey that made those experiences so special and not the thing that we went to see. In a picture, I want to know what you aren't telling me. Photograph a secret. Photograph something you see, but you'd never think to photograph, or something you feel but you'd never think to photograph. One of the advantages I have is that the way I photograph is almost a reflex of muscle. I can see something and I don't have to think about it; before I know it, I've taken the picture.