For me it’s all about the moment, the moment, and the moment.
Photography is the most comforting measure of existence for me. It’s a chance to be accepted and to be of use. It’s a place where I can lose myself at any given time. During this brief period while I am looking through my lens, the only thing that exists in my world is my self and the subject.
Simplicity, clarity, beauty and contrast are elements I strive to integrate into my experience and perceptions as I see them through my lens. To me, a great picture happens spontaneously and there is often a strong connection between me and my subject that words cannot describe.
The forces that influence me may be physical or mental, like an enthusiastic reaction. It doesn’t really matter what the case may be, because in the end all that really matters is being able to capture a permanent visible impression to satisfy my own egotistical desires.
I don’t think a photographer should have to be labeled with a certain title unless he/she wishes to be placed in a specific category. I find this very difficult because I enjoy exploring all areas of photography -- may it be people, places or things, whatever strikes the fancy of my desire at that particular moment in time. Because it only takes a moment and BOOM!! RIGHT THERE! -- BEFORE YOUR EYES, something intense and incredible has emerged.
At that moment, you are forced to face the reality. The crazy thing about this is I may not be physically prepared to capture the picture, but the mental image will always remain in my mind.
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