At the end of the day, you have to get out there and create work if you want people to give you work. Above all, be interesting, be interested and do interesting things. I have a silly little mantra about the kind of people I want to photograph: ‘If they’re interesting then I’m interested.’ So why should it not work the other way round for me?

British photographer Chris Floyd describing his recent photography project 140 Characterswhich was inspired by the individuals he follows on Twitter. The project began as a means to put faces to the online names he’s become familiar with. I absolutely love the concept.

At the moment, I have plans for being in San Francisco for Macworld 2012. I’m not necessarily buying a ticket to be in attendance but I’ll be in town for the experience of meeting up with people who’s work I’ve come to deeply admire online. I’m not going to attempt to replicate what Chris Floyd has done with his project but I can’t promise that I won’t be photographing the people I’ll finally get to meet. (via Shawn Blanc)