When I find myself in the weeds with my own pictures I get the urge to watch other photographers work. It doesn't help. Apparently there is no secret code to be cracked. Bummer. So far I have watched William Eggleston in the Real World, Nachtwey in War Photographer, Winogrand and Gowin in an episode of Creativity with Bill Moyers, a short video of Alec Soth at work, a clip of Jeff Mermelstein, and one of Joel Meyerowitz. All very entertaining. There is a moment in Creativity when Edith Gowin yells to the kids upstairs to stop jumping around so that Emmet can make a long exposure without the camera bouncing all over the place. It is nice to think of a masterpiece being made right on the livingroom floor. The most helpful of all? Pecker.