Freedom and Anxiety
There was one assignment from a company called N-REN that was the proverbial dream assignment. However, as some of you may know, complete freedom can be a scary thing.
They called me and said, “We love your work and we want you to go to six different countries in Africa and shoot anything you want.” Now that is scary to hear, because it’s what you’ve always wanted, and now you’ve got it, and what the hell do you do?
What if I do this and they really want that? There’s got to be some direction. I feel a sense of obligation to them. I don’t want to just be egoistic about it. Should I do this or that? Ah, f*¢% ‘em, I’m going to shoot anything I want.
You may very well ask, why all the freedom? The reality was they had nothing ...