Photography is… a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.Henri Cartier-Bresson, father of photojournalism
Photography is not just capturing a person, place, or thing. For me, photography is capturing moments. There are so many different types of photography, but my favorite is photojournalism. It involves taking photographs that are candid with a story to tell. The photographs are authentic, real moments and so they are unique and exclusive to the people, the time, and the place. Sometimes it involves a portrait of someone, but there are no cheesy smiles, just authentic smiles, real laughs, and true joy, sometimes caught in between moments. A photograph is not just to record for posterity, but meant to recall emotions… how you truly felt when the photograph was made.
What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.Karl Lagerfeld
We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone.Katie Thurmes
Too many photographs these days are tucked away in the depths of a phone or a laptop computer never to see the light of day or night. I feel they should be seen and enjoyed regularly, on a table top as you walk by it in the morning, or on the wall, when you walk by it in the evening. I make photographs to be viewed in person off a computer screen. They are meant to be matted and framed as art, because that’s what the moments are — the beauty of life. And some day, those beautiful moments will mean something special to someone else. For all time.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. Aaron Siskind
What kind of memories and photographs do you want to pass on to the next generation?