“You must learn to leave yourself open to accept things rather than anxiously searching for them. You cannot say, “Today, light; tomorrow, gesture; the next day, color! And I’ll do all three by Sunday!” It just doesn’t work that way.
Ernst Haas said that we do not take pictures, we are taken by pictures. Try to be as open as possible to what is around you. Who knows what you’ll be taken by.”
From Jay Maisel’s “Light Gesture & Color“, a wonderful book. Less a manual of what to do and how, and more a poetic collection of thoughts on what the pursuit of beauty can be. Highly recommended.