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5 Jan 2024

Inviting Reflection: Why I Photograph – A New Year’s Journey into Purpose

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As we stand at the threshold of a new year brimming with the promise of fresh beginnings, I invite you to embark on a profound journey of self-discovery. Let us pause, take a deep breath, and ask ourselves a question that goes beyond the technicalities of the craft – “Why do I photograph?”

Photography, for many of us, is not merely the act of capturing images; it is a form of expression, a visual language that communicates our emotions, perspectives, and stories. In the hustle and bustle of our creative endeavours, it’s easy to lose sight of the deeper purpose that fuels our passion.

As we step into this new chapter, let’s take a moment to reflect on the essence of our photographic journey. Why do we pick up the camera and frame moments in time? What drives us to seek out beauty, capture emotions, and freeze the fleeting nature of life?

This introspection is not just an exercise in self-awareness; it is an opportunity to align our creative pursuits with our authentic selves. Your vision is unique, and your lens captures stories that only you can tell. Understanding the “why” behind your photography is the compass that guides you towards meaningful and fulfilling artistic expression.

In the coming days, let’s take the time to explore our motivations, rediscover our passions, and set intentions for the images we wish to create in the months ahead. Share your insights with fellow photographers, seek inspiration, and let the clarity of purpose infuse a new energy into your work.

I encourage you to journal your thoughts, engage in conversations with your creative peers, and perhaps even revisit some of your most impactful photographs. Let the question “Why I Photograph” be a guiding light that illuminates your path and shapes the narratives you wish to unfold through your art.

May this introspective journey lead you to a year filled with purpose, authenticity, and a renewed sense of joy in your photography.

Here’s to a year of capturing not just images but the essence of your creative soul.