Todd Hido
[Photographer, b. 1968, Kent, Ohio, lives in San Francisco.]

 I have learned to consciously avoid letting that thought, “It’s been done,” enter my creative process. You have to try not to edit yourself before you actually shoot. 
 As an artist I have always felt that my task is not to create meaning but to charge the air so that meaning can occur. 
 To me it is no mystery that we can only photograph effectively what we are truly interested in or—maybe more importantly—are grappling with, often unconsciously. Otherwise the photographs are merely about an idea or a concept...