I was writing page after page of thoughts as I tried to answer cate songbird’s question, and I realized that maybe there’s a much easier answer. Do I feel that my artistic vision is compromised by covering weddings (since practically speaking, that is a viable business)? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no.
Before continuing with answering cate songbird’s comment to Motivational Post 2, I’m going to slightly tangent and post something I wrote a while back. I didn’t post it before because it didn’t flow with the posts I was writing at the time, but now it seems to fit. I don’t believe in “capturing moments.” The [...]
The first time I saw this documentary was at the Film Forum in 2002. I just thought it would be interesting to watch. I wasn’t into photography at all at the time. I had learned photography in high school (in the 1990′s), but hadn’t really touched a camera in years. The movie had a big [...]
Raw thoughts from my journal. Originally written on December 22, 2007. What’s it all worth? Will anyone read the books stacked at the edge of the table? There’s a layer of dust in the room that seems to never go away. You could dust one spot to only make room for more.
“Character is more important than being sharp,” said the interesting idiot (that would be me). A lot of people have complimented me on the photo above. I’ve even printed it for someone to hang in her living room. I’m not sure what it is about the photo. Maybe it’s the perspective…maybe the colors…maybe a mixture [...]
From “The Thin Red Line.” Internal monologue from the face of a dead Japanese soldier looking up from the dirt. Addressed to Private Witt, who stares silently at the face. Are you righteous? Kind? Does your confidence lie in this? Are you loved by all? Know that l was, too. Do you imagine your sufferings [...]