I’m truly flattered and humbled by all of the comments on my submission to the I Heart Faces competition. Thank you so much for your kind words. Being at the beginning of launching (or potentially launching) my business, there’s a great deal of uncertainty and sometimes my confidence is low. There’s always that question lingering in the back of my mind – what if I’m the only one who thinks this is good? It’s haunting, really.
But I think there’s always a certain amount of uncertainty with photography. With art in general. It’s just such an objective medium. What I love, another person could hate with a passion. I really hope this doesn’t happen very often, otherwise I’m in trouble.
Obviously my aim as a photographer is to capture a moment, but it’s also to tell a story. Yes, it is the story of the people, the “characters”, but it is also the story that I see in that moment when I click the button. It’s my interpretation of that moment, so in a way it’s also my story, it’s my vision. And so deep down, that image is in a very tiny way, a part of who I am and reveals what I see, what I value, and what I love.
This is why the words and encouragement of viewers and clients mean so much to me – because, in a kind of round about way, you say that you love the same things I love, and that my vision of that moment resonates with you. And the story I tell, the vision that resonates, probably is a different story to you altogether than the one I started with- that’s the beauty of it. You know what they say, right? A picture…A thousand words…