Why photography?

February 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

As I say on the welcome to this website:

I acknowledge change, therefore I photograph.

When I photograph I feel that I am, in some meager way, stopping the clock. I know this is futile but at its core this is what motivates my desire to point the lens at something and press the shutter release. This shows up in my choice of subjects. The people and things most obviously in the throes of change, that may not be available as subjects in the not too distant future, these are the subjects that strongly attract me (yes, you see lots of 'self-portraits' here for this reason). These photographs represent my futile attempt to claw with my fingernails into the ether and stop, or at least slow down, the relentless pull of time and what that means for us as individuals and the things on this earth that we have made. Even these photographs will pass away.

Now go and have a good day, that's what I plan to do. Be thankful for this day.


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