Part to of a personal series looking at how Shanghai has influenced me and my aesthetic.
ROBERT EARP – PHOTOMAKER “At art school, my mentor, John Cato, explained that there are two kinds of photographers – there are ‘takers’ and there are ‘makers’. The takers are your photojournalists, documentary and reportage photographers, whereas your makers are the ones that make a photograph from scratch say by building a set or finding the perfect location. It starts with a conceptual idea and they build it into something. I immediately recognised what I was. I was a maker.”