photography is becoming more than just a hobby for me these days. it’s transforming how i see and feel about the world, and in the process it’s transforming who i am.
it’s encouraging me to tilt my head and to lay down where i would normally stand. it’s teaching me perspective.
it’s patiently pointing out how the light glints off the world and casts shadows. it’s teaching me mindfulness.
it’s forcing me to get close to my subjects and tell the story of how they’re interacting with their environments. it’s teaching me creativity, storytelling, and engagement.
and it’s teaching me so much more.
i have a highly analytical mind. i’m passionate about digesting information, ordering it, and using it to produce plans for action. i spend my days using numbers and code to do this, and i love it. but as much as i love developing this left brain of mine, i cannot become who i want to be with just half a brain. in order to be the person i know i can be, i must balance my growth. this means cultivating a deep respect for the arts and studying things like perspective, creativity, and storytelling. in short, this means photography.
the goal of the photo of the week series is to keep me as connected as possible to this photography thing that’s capturing my heart and making me a better person. yes, i’ll miss weeks and get distracted by life, but if this series can help me stay closer to photography in even the smallest way, i’ll consider it a success.
p.s. if you’re enjoying the series and/or have suggestions, let me know! knowing that somebody is following along will help immensely with keeping me committed to the process.