3 febbraio 2016

Why do you shoot?

I have just discovered this amazing blog, about photography and human happiness.
The most important question is: 

Why do you shoot?

If photography is not making your heart sing, and your soul flourish— why do you do it?

see the article on: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/2016/02/02/photography-for-the-soul/#more-27045 and how the photographer McCullin stopped to photograph war:

Some quotes:

"But why this need for bravado in photography?

Why do fashion photographers think they rule the world, because they have fancy lights, beautiful models, and assistants? Why do street photographers think that their genre is more “pure” than others because they don’t need any external tools besides their cameras and public areas to make photos? Why do nature photographers think that they’re enlightened because they enjoy nature and shoot with these huge telephoto lenses? Why do black and white photographers look down on color photographers, and why do color photographers see black and white photographers as being stuck in the past?

All photography is photography

Let’s all get along.

We’re all one community of human beings, photographers— rather than distancing ourselves from our fellow photographers, we should accept all photographers into our sphere of love, compassion, and empathy.

Photography is not about making photos. Photography is about helping us see the light of the world (pun intended), for helping us appreciate the beauty in the mundane, and to make our hearts and souls sing."

Thanks Eric for saying it loud.

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