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why do I photograph

By answering that question perhaps I can inspire some of you to recognize the “raison d’ĂȘtre” of the act of image capture, and who knows, possibly get you motivated enough to even pick up your camera and go about finding your own reasons, as in “WHY” you should really do the same.

I have been always fascinated by our perception of time, and how a particular day of your life can seem like one second or an eternity, all depending on your state of mind and your experience during that unique moment of your existence.

The older we get, the more we tend to loose the ability to slow down and appreciate our surroundings. We need some help. In my case that help comes in form of the camera as a tool, as a vehicle that carries me into the world before me. And the conscious decision to maintain a sense of wonder is what keeps my mind attuned to observe and appreciate all the hidden treasures awaiting to be discovered.

Once I am there, in that particular space, time dissipates, and leaves behind the freedom to look, and to capture all that will unfold. And when the simplicity of beauty reveals itself, I want to be ready to preserve it and share it with everyone. Humble and hopeful, perhaps I can move you into doing the same, even if it is just as an observer and preserver of the planet we live on.

29 May 2010