I have always been interested in photography, but it wasn’t until I started building my family that I realized I needed to stop sitting back thinking it was a cool idea, and start acting on it. Photography requires passion, and my real passion for this field grew immeasurably when I had my son. When I photograph him, I can see the stories unfolding in front of me. I can see and feel the emotions. I’m taken back to past memories, and I can look forward to envision his future. That’s what photography does-it narrates a story. That story could be about an event, a person, a relationship, or simply a feeling. What amazing power a photograph can have. Sometimes the photograph isn’t this staged, well positioned, perfectly lit image. Sometimes it’s the everyday happenings, the hustle and bustle, the casual occurrences of the day. We must not forget that. We must look for beauty in the simple & the every day. Can you imagine missing the beauty because you’re looking too hard? What a horrible victory for irony.
“I want pictures like these. The kind that can capture a moment, make it real, make it last. I need pictures that do more than reflect. I need pictures that are truth.”
― Lisa Magnum