kottke.org posts about alecsoth
Alec Soth asks a bunch of photographers a) when did you first get excited about photography? and b) what advice would you give young photographers?
Don't stop questioning yourself (it'll make you less arrogant). Push. Push, scratch, dig... Push further... And stop when you don't enjoy it anymore... But most of all respect those you photograph...
After a complaint that the photos on Flickr are "just all conventional, it's all cliches, it's just one visual convention after another", Alec Soth asks where all the good photos are and gets a bunch of responses.
Photographer Alec Soth has a response to the Richard Avedon essay regarding his portrait of Henry Kissinger. "While Avedon is correct that the subject is sometimes 'implicated in what's happening,' more often than not the photographer holds all of the cards." (thx, jen)
Interview with photographer Alec Soth. "I feel like a large part of photography is like a performance. And the photograph is like a document of this performance, of this encounter with the world." Many interviews with photographers often end up sounding very similar, but I enjoy reading them anyway. (via eyeteeth)