It’s a good question.
Why do I photograph?
Pure and simple.
Something catches my eye, and I want to capture it..
For its beauty; its surprising nature; the way the common becomes uncommon in the moment. Something simple can catch my breath, and I don’t want to lose that moment. So, I ‘capture’ it..to be surprise and delighted again. To be reminded of joy.
And, to engage.
Noticing is one thing. Pulling out the camera to capture it then becomes a deeper journey of discovery. Other things emerge. Other experiences of beauty.
And, there’s a gentle shifting, back and forth – from experiencing beauty to finding a way to capture it on film (on pixel?), to capture the spirit of what caught my eye..
Sometimes I catch it. And, sometimes, it’s all about the journey!