“only one thing
made him happy
and now that
it was gone
made him happy”
Leonard Cohen – ‘Book of longing’
Stepping out into the world, with uncertainty and a camera, you can learn so much about the people, the culture, the struggles and the untold stories of your time.
A greater sense of understanding and intrigue follows as you start relating to others. You start unraveling how your current situation, and how you got there, measures up against the history of the people you encounter on the streets.
To learn about myself in my reactions toward others is my primary concern. Photography is just a tool.
I have a personal conundrum I find confusing sometimes. Are you taking pictures because you want to take pictures, or are you taking pictures because you are genuinely concerned with other people?