I appreciate simplicity, true beauty that lasts over time, and a little wit and eclecticism that make life more fun.
I'll always be an amateur photographer.
The ratio of successful shots is one in God-knows-how-many. Sometimes you'll get several in one contact sheet, and sometimes it's none for days. But as long as you go on taking pictures, you're likely to get a good one at some point.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.