High and low point: When I took care of my son, 12 years ago, I was not producing anything because I was absorbed in domestic duties and at a low point as an artist. Then the artist Jake Miller discovered my work, and I gained recognition.
Tip: Don’t listen to the nonsense you get from art historians, teachers and critics. Just follow what your eyes tell you and what moves you.
• John Stezaker is nominated for the Deutsche Börse photography prize 2012, at the Photographers’ Gallery, London W1, until 9 September.
CV source: the guardian