How we decide to see this world is an individual choice. My perspectives and opinions shape my state of being, my relationships and ultimately my reasons for existing. My views of this world can therefore become my gift to it or my burden upon it.
When I go out with my camera, I tend to seek out the beauty, essence and meaning in things where otherwise I’d been unaware. I find that I’m more captivated and connected with the world around me when my camera is in hand.
For me, photography cultivates a state of being where freedom and connection dominate constraint and isolation. It’s from this state that I’m in the presence of something that is greater and more potent than myself. Within that, I find myself compelled to view the world in ways that gift it, rather than burden it.
This is why I photograph.