>… is the way I see it.
Elliott Erwitt, photographer and member of Magnum photos, once said, “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
As a rising photographer living in a visually-packed (excuse me – overloaded) society, I often find that the ordinary really can and does excite me. My hope is that this blog will be a place for me to share the way I see and how I interpret everyday happenings.
The little things, the details and the unexpected all keep me intrigued and motivated to shoot more. Some may say I’m easily distracted; I might be shooting a person and quickly find myself focusing on his vintage bike in the background, which is leaning against the characteristic brick wall at the front door.
Well, I say I am thoroughly aware of my surroundings, and as long as I’m there, why not capture the surrounding environment as well?
We are surrounded by images in the media: television, magazines, newspapers, billboards, point-of-sale, packaging… the list goes on. With hundreds of images bombarding us from left and right, it’s nice to be able to step back and enjoy the details.