Skin is only an appearance about you. Thoughts are beside the point and you must tell your own story. When we remember the complexities, its remarkable to think that we are still breathing. Darkness is personal, light is shared. Creativity involves connection and knowledge. Know your subject, know your maker. Create without prior ideas in your head and assemble in new ways what already walks among us.
"It is important to avoid giving up too soon, on yourself as well as your subject. Don't just shoot a few frames or rolls... one can't really get to know one's subject, penetrate the surface or the essence unless one spends as much time as needed. That may be weeks, months, or years. Have persistene".