“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
― Ansel Adams
I love Ansel's quote above.
I think with anything in life, it first must start with passion and a drive. A zest for something new, in an ever changing World. To me, photography has privileged me the freedom to explore, and see the world with a different perspective. It allows me to be more in tune, aware, and observant of my surroundings, and to take in its beauty and richness in a whole new way. It allows me to be creative, and lets me capture my interpretation of the world as I see it. Something I may have missed had I not picked up a camera. Photography is not only an extension of my life, but my imagination. So whether I'm hired to capture Landscape, Portrait or Street. I want to make photographs that tell a story.