Don McCullin might just be one of those photographers that has new shooters wishing they could shoot what he has, war, conflict, things that matter. McCullin? He’d rather spend the rest of his career shooting landscapes. A veteran photojournalist, his camera once took a bullet for him. In this stunning interview, he explains the difficulties of his job, but adds that, “Isn’t being a human difficult?”

Here’s what the veteran photojournalist had to say.