What is the difference between good and great photography?
Vision, pure and simple. Good gear and technical excellence are no longer enough to separate the wheat from the chaff. Digital has given us the tools to create technically perfect, beautiful photos with almost inane ease. And yet, what do we see online and in galleries? The same locations photographed beautifully a million times over. How many more shots of Mesa Arch does the world need?
For me art is about showing the world in a new way, and I want to see photos that reflect that. New locations, new approaches to photography, different ways of seeing the world outside of the classic compositional approaches. That, for me, is what separates great photographers from the merely good.