I’ve been fortunate enough to hear Keith Carter speak on two separate occasions. His images are like his speaking style, relaxed and unhurried. Each moment is savored.
Two things he said impressed me and influenced me.
Every image he makes is a portrait.
Don’t worry about being “très,très cool” and reinventing the photographic wheel. Look to the beginnings of photography for inspiration.
There is a little nudity on his site if you’d prefer to avoid seeing it.