“When I found photography, I knew I found my thing. That was a revelation, and so liberating. Once you find that thing, whatever it is, nothing can stop you. Don’t depend on other people [for affirmation]. I trusted my intuition. That’s what I learned very early: to trust my intuition. I shoot first and ask questions later. I didn’t need anybody’s approval.â€

Duane Michaels as quoted in PDN