I can categorize why I take photos into 3 distinct categories and today’s blog will go over them. Hope you enjoy!
The Main “3 REASONS” I Take Photos:
1. SHARE. I joined flickr in 2004 and was instantly hooked with the ability to share photos with not only other photographers, but a community of photo lovers. I enjoy showing my surroundings and showcasing what I’m working on and the adventures that follow. In many ways I feel my ability to share not only photos, but insight into how and why I do things keeps my audience coming back for more.
2. MEMORIES. This is selfish on my part, but I have always loved going through old photo albums and shoeboxes full of 4x6 and 5x7s. In fact going through my grandpa’s old Polaroid’s is one of my fondest childhood memories. Photographs are the best way for me to remember specific events, people around me, and moments in time. Capturing these moments gives me a sense of purpose and keeps me going on a daily basis.
3. REFLECTION. Not to sound too deep or Zen… but photographs are my way of looking back on myself. They help me reflect on my work, my friends, and my life. I have taken photos that bring me to times of joy and I have many that bring me back to sadder days in life. It is in these balance of emotions shown throughout my photography that helps me not only become a better photographer, but better person.
So there you have it… I hope you understand me a little better!
NYC subway/street photography. Shot with a Canon EOS 6D and a EF 50mm f/1.2L lens.