What determines a person’s perspective of art? Is it what they were exposed to? What makes one person look at one of my photographs and open their mouth in awe, and another person out right say “I would shoot that”, to let you know that image is nothing special. Why do we choose as photographers to take that picture in just that way? We are all seeing something different, something meaningful in our lives. So what would make another person share that meaning, or have the ability to see exactly what you may have felt at that moment?
I was always fascinated by the science of photography, we can actually capture moments in time. It is ridiculous to me. It is a way to return to that moment for whatever reason, to another life. I participated in another arts festival today with my work. I had more than one great conversation, some draw drops and some bare glances but I met two photographers and it made me think again about why I do what I do.
I photograph what I love, and I hope that is how all photographers work because then it is love you are sharing. I photograph nature because when I go hiking and see, what I share in my work, I cannot believe there is something that beautiful in this world, and it is alive and growing. There is always something to look forward to in our natural world and so always something to live for, to grow towards to bask in its beauty.