Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Human Condition

Four years ago when I decided to write this blog I was rewarded a certain amount of reflection which caused me to give some thought into my photography, especially my personal photography projects. I began to ask myself, what exactly was it I wanted to do with my photography? What was I trying to achieve? Was I just trying to create another pretty picture?

 I'd done many types of photography over the years and have always found landscape photography to be my "happy place", it's where I go to enjoy the moment, to hold hands with my surroundings. Landscape photography helps me connect which is worthwhile but there was something missing.

I have a deep admiration and respect for the work of Frank Capa, SebastiĆ£o Salgado and Steve McCurry and in comparison my work felt empty, I began to think about adding a more personal dimension to my photography. I decided I wanted to draw upon a deeper emotion and speak of the human condition!


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Curtis
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Donnie
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Norman
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Tom
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The Guiding Light
The eyes have it!

I think that this insight has helped me expand my outlook, strip away some superficiality and allowed me to become a better person and photographer. The human story may not be pretty but it's a most important one to be told.

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