Sitting in a cancer infusion ward for hours on end tends to make one think a little deeper, about what is important, and what is not. These are very brave people, coming and going. Some are sicker than others, some are young, some not so young. Cancer does not discriminate.
What is really important to me, are my family and friends. Without them, I would not have the drive to pursue my dreams. I am very clear about that.
With all that said, I feel it is very important to find what inspires you. I frequently tell people that I shoot things that I am passionate about. I remember how I used to go in phases, airplanes, flowers, etc. etc. Now, I’d like to think of myself as more seasoned, more refined, but by no means have I changed my philosophy on shooting what I’m passionate about. These days, I am very passionate about capturing beautiful light. However that shows up. I think what sets a lot of photographers apart is their ability to “see light” and capture it in ways that enhance, rather than ruin an image.
I take the same point of view when I am processing my images on the computer. For me, it’s about enhancing my vision. My camera will capture the light, but I am the only one who can make that vision a reality. Having the ability and means to capture and manipulate light is what is important to me. I am not satisfied with mediocrity. I strive to be better and better every day.