foot above the ground

Good photographs are gifts.… […] I set the camera up and… suspend myself in that familiar space about a foot above the ground where good photographs come. […] It has always worked before and the moment when it starts to come is unlike anything else: when it falls so perfectly into place […] That moment possesses such a feeling of transcendence: it’s the ecstatic time: better than sex. The parallels are all too obvious and can only be understood, I maintain, by a woman.

Sally Mann, Hold Still