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Visual Stories: Behind the Lens with Vincent Laforet by Ibarionex Perello, Vincent Laforet

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Chapter 6. KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)

Surfers wait for waves during the 2006 Rip Curl Pipeline Masters competition at the Banzai Pipeline on Oahu, Hawaii.

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The photograph on the following page of a fencer winning the Olympic gold is one of the images that came as a result of everything I’d learned and practiced up to that moment. It is those lessons, both good and bad, that allow me to make bets and take a calculated risk.

I was photographing the Olympic women’s gymnastics semifinals in Beijing in 1998, while one building away, the men’s fencing finals were occurring. At a certain point, I knew I needed images from both events.

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