“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ~Joseph Campbell --- Finding my own path in the world of photography seems elusive to me. I have yet to find a common factor in what I do with photography.
My biggest challenge in keeping myself motivated? I love photography and I am restricted by my day-to-day life. That means I can't afford the money nor the time to travel to find exotic places and things to photograph. I have to do it every day, right where I am now. That means I have to really look at what is right in front of me every day. The challenge is in looking at what I see daily to find something unique to photograph. For the last 4 years, I've asked myself daily if today is the day I don't find something worth photographing. And every day, I do. We don't need exotic locations or special events to find the details that are around us every day. Everything is right in front of us at any given moment.
People who inspire me to follow my own path.
"'I want to do this, for the rest of my life, as an amateur: for the love of the photograph.'
David duChemin, our accidental founder and Chief Executive Nomad, sounds off on the heart of Craft & Vision and why we do what we do. Craft & Vision is a photographic education company, based in Vancouver, Canada, dedicated to serving an international community of photographers all running headlong into new ways of seeing the world and expressing that vision to others. Passionate champions of the amateur, whether or not you also draw a paycheque with your camera, we do this for the same reasons you do: for the joy of creation and the love of the photograph."
"I think the thing that I’ve really learned the most is that you have to define what success is for you, and don’t be pursuing other people’s dreams, or other people’s visions, really make your art your own and do it for whatever will bring you the most fulfillment." - Cole Thompson
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I have found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” - Elliott Erwitt
USA, Pacific NW