Alec Soth recently posed the question: “At What Age Do Photographers Do Their Most Influential Work?”
Alec Soth, a photographer and writer at Little Brown Mushroom, recently posed the question: “At What Age Do Photographers Do Their Most Influential Work?” A very interesting question indeed, and one that doesn’t cross the mind every day.
“Just about anybody who’s been in my company for the last couple of years has heard me yammer on about photography and aging. The best creative years for a photographer, I’d proclaim, are 20 to 40, but the peak is 25 to 35. Of course I’d mention the exceptions, but taken as a whole, photographic greatness seems to me to be a young person’s game.”
Read the rest of the article here, and let us know what you think. Is he right/wrong? Does it depend on other factors? When did you personally experience your best years, or are they still to come?
Ansel Adams photographed The Tetons and the Snake River in 1942, at the age of 40.