May 2, 2019
CREATIVE INSIGHT! How do I know I'm a photographer?
Is it because I think I'm... well... really, really good at taking photographs?
No way! A lot of the time it's the opposite. I look at my photos and all I can see are a thousand faults. And then I look at a photo taken by someone who doesn't think they're a photographer and I like their photo a thousand times better than all of mine!
The reason I know I'm a photographer is that I'm always trying to take better photographs. Always dreaming up creative shoots and visions. Always looking at faces and places and thinking how I would photograph them to make them interesting and beautiful. I can see beauty and depth in everything when I view it through a lens.
Here's a photo I took of my friend back in boarding school circa 1985. We were always dressing up taking pics of each other. Needless to say we never made it to the cover of Dolly.
But hey! Whether I'm a good photographer or a bad photographer, I'm still.... a photographer!