TJ’s Daily Blog #74
Business Class/Working Class
“Photography is pretty simple stuff. You just react to what you see, and take many, many pictures.”
When I go out to practice my photography I am not really looking for something in particular. I try to have a clear head when shooting, with no preconceived idea about what I am looking for. Then, during the editing process, I can find any themes or connections that are present. The truth is, I always have preconceived notions that influence where I point my camera and when I press the shutter. The more I shoot, the more I start to identify these themes and moments that my eye is looking for. Everyone has a point of view, and sometimes it is hard work just to find what yours is. What I am starting to realize that I need to continue to “research” and expand my sample size if I want to continue to attempt to identify these themes accurately and adequately. Which means I have more shooting to do.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”