Friday, January 29, 2010

What Photography means to me

What photography means to me
It's about noticing things around us that we don't notice.
It's about awareness
It's about the thingness of things
It's about creating connections
It's about showing the joys and the sadness of life
It's about a sort of transcendence photography forces us to connect to the larger universe, by providing an appreciation of beauty, a sense of hope , the humour and playfulness associated with being in the flow and being grateful .
Photography connects us with humanity, our peers and subjects.
To be a photographer is to take up a Nobel way of life that requires bravery , persistance and courage to make a living.
For me it's very much about learning and growth, through photography you learn about all manner of things just by increasing awareness . A photographer must be curious and open minded.