Commitment To Your Work = Taking An Entire Year To Make a Single Image

Want to know about commitment to your art? Think you have what it takes? Listen up.

For the last 40 years, Sam Abell has worked as a documentary photographer, primarily for National Geographic. In this video interview for the Atlantic (created by Alex Hoyt & Ross McDermott), Sam recounts his year-long quest to find the perfect image for a story.

No excuses about modern timelines, budgets, or any of that. When was the last time you hunted for an image, a clip, a specific shot for a year?

Didn’t think so. Confession = me neither. #Inspiring

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