It’s a hard way to make a living, taking pictures of people who want to look better than they really look. I always had trouble doing that. It was more important to me to find out what that person really did look like. When you look in a mirror, you automatically adjust your face and you see yourself the way you see yourself, but not the way anybody else ever sees you. Not to mention the fact that you see yourself in reverse.
When you get a picture taken, you hope it makes you look even better. And I can do that, but if I’m going to the trouble to take a picture of a person, I want there to be something there worth more than just a flat image that says nothing other than maybe they’re kind of pretty.
But this is not what the interview is primarily about. Read the rest of it here: http://www.gupmagazine.com/articles/466-a-new-low-an-interview-with-scot-sothern