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Image / Copyright: Trente Parke / Magnum

"It's not enough for me to be just to be out on the street shooting people - I need to be trying to push the medium of photography as well. I want to create new and interesting pictures rather than stuff that has been seen before. It's a multi-layered thing. I don't think I'm clever enough to be able to set images up. I'd rather see them happening around me, grab them and let chance play a part... And when the photograph works well it has a kind of epic quality."

My (unintentional) take on the same thing:


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