Last week I posed a question on Facebook and Twitter because that is where one goes for deep meaningful answers, right? But seriously, I am fascinated with how each person answers this question … ‘What is photography?’
I got a lot of great responses:
“Ones self expression. Beautiful!” – Tanya
“Visual memories preserved.” – Paige
“My passion.” – Ricki
And one that just made me laugh from my good friend John…”A type of pastry?”
“My dream job.” – Rochelle
“An art that we seek to document the small bits of life that make memories last!” – Reece
“An addiction” “Therapy” – Greyson
And then I realized I didn’t answer the question myself and that it was probably best that I didn’t go off on a long winded dialogue as a Facebook status update. I’m pretty sure I would be instantly de-friended.
But I digress
Photography is so many things to me. It is a way that I express myself and relate to the world. People have told me before traveling somewhere to NOT photograph that I will enjoy it more. That I will be missing out. It is the EXACT opposite for me. I enjoy so much by placing myself in my surroundings via my camera. I see so many more details when I am making pictures than when I am not.
Photography is an appreciation of life and the little things.
It’s something that I just can’t stop doing.
Photography makes me feel more connected. To a place. To people. To life.