years ago i showed some of my work to aaron siskind at the request of a teacher i had ...
he told me to throw away my camera and i was wasting my time.
then he gave me a poster, wagged his finger at me told me never to make photographs like him, EVER
its been 24 years. i never threw away my camera and i have made it a point never to copy him .... EVER.
he was kind of a jerk ..