Friday, July 28, 2006

Why Do I Photograph?

Photographing claims my world. It makes it directly and specifically my own.

Photographing brings clarity and passion to the act of living.

Photographing is sensual, experiential, grounding.

Photographing frequently, regularly, yields me a body of work.

I'm re-reading Julia Cameron's book The Right to Write, An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life. In the introduction she brings up these ideas about why one should write. I've paraphrased them to help me think about Why I Do Photography. Sometimes writing about why I do it helps me get recentered and rejuvenated.

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