A camera, gives me the feeling of being limitless, and maybe even unstoppable. The thought, that a camera possesses such power with just a click of a button gives me an indescribable feeling. After changing my major four times, this is evident to me. I now, understand the next image I would take, will be one that I look at for years to come. Being a professional photographer wasn’t always the dream goal for me. However, stumbling into a 2-month black and white studio class from 7am to 4pm, every second became more uplifting and exhilarating than the last. My brain wrapped itself around the thoughts of obtaining more information, learning new techniques, viewing different compositions. My need as an artist unknowingly became vital.
When I apply the slightest pressure through my index finger, my mind races, my heart thumps harder; I begin to create a checklist in my mind of all the photo classes’ do’s and don’ts, making sure I execute each step precisely, accurately, if you will, to the T. With each image, whether it’s black and white or color, I want it to be hypnotizing, pulling the viewer into its being and creating expressions and interests. Invoke one’s thoughts. I believe every image that’s captured has a meaning and will tell its own story. When I shoot, I want to command the moment, and create as many questions from a single composition as possible. Art and its limitless measure leaves me always chasing the next best image.