First I need to do some sports (as I am over-weighted) and photographing means a lot of walk to me. I don’t like so much fishing in photography, sometimes I try but quickly I need to move, try to discover new places, new people to shoot. Sometimes fishing is good, especially for Portrait, for exemple me and my best friend, we are shooting together, we do sometimes a convenience store and we wait, many people are coming/leaving, this is perfect. But in the end, we try to have 2 or 3 spots around and move to one and another after a while, so in the end we are not doing pure fishing. We like to walk, to walk a lot, or take the train to change environment, to have the opportunity to meet new people and new scenes to shoot.
Then I love to carry my cameras, I have four of them, an expert point & shoot, a Pentax K1000 and two medium format, a Pentax 67 and a Rolleiflex. I don’t carry all of them all the time but I usually carry two of them (otherwise it will be too heavy) and sometimes the choice is difficult as I would like to have them for different reasons as they serve for purposes. That’s a bit the G.A.S. but I would say a reasonnable one. So when I carry them, I feel proud of myself, a kind of self-confidence appears, which not the case when I don’t wear them ; and believe me this feeling is very much wanted and necessary for my poor ego.
But most of all, when I have my camera and shoot, I forget everything else, all the pain of this miserable life is disappearing and that is a great relief. I am concentrating all my energy and attention to only one thing : to take the right picture. That’s the best part of it. But as I said, it is the perfect drug, perfect to me and a drug that I need to enjoy, I must enjoy to feel better in this world. I don’t know what I would do without it, it will probably turn worst than I am currently (I am already bad with my depression) like any other drug you withdrraw from. But luckily this is a cool drug, no hurts, no pain, just a severe addiction.