Street Photographer's Creed

This is my camera. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My camera is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My camera, without me, is useless. Without my camera, I am useless. I must fire my camera true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to infringe me. I must anticipate him before he infringes me. I will...

My camera and I know that what counts in the street is not the frames we fire, the noise of our shutter, nor the throw-aways we make. We know that it is the keepers that count. We will have keepers…

My camera is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its viewfinder and its focusing. I will keep my camera clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...

Before God, I swear this creed. My camera and I are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life.

So be it, until victory is ours and there is no enemy, but peace!