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“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.” ~Joseph Campbell

Finding my own path is like giving birth. So many steps forward only lead to three quarters as many backward. Where is my path?

It's has always been about the art of photography that keeps me doing this. The longer I do this the more I see that to be true. I've learned much over these last few years here and expect I will continue to learn and experiment as long as I can because I really enjoy photography. It's the creative draw for me. Now, of course that is subjective but hey, it is what it is, don't you think?

My biggest challenge in keeping myself motivated? I am restricted by my day-to-day life. What that means is I am forced to really look at what is in front of me, right here and right now.

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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."
http://craftandvision.com/pages/manifesto

"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

Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity
https://www.ted.com/talks/julie_burstein_4_lessons_in_creativity?utm_content=awesm-publisher&utm_medium=on.ted.com-facebook-share&utm_campaign=&utm_source=facebook.com&awesm=on.ted.com_pxXR
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