An attempt to try to define my interest in photography.
I could start this text by talking about how many years I have been a photographer, or perhaps delve into what kind of gear I use, but I won’t do that. I’d like to take a step back and approach my photography on a more existential level.
Why do I spend all this time with a camera?
As I alluded to on the first page it’s not to take any shortcuts to fame and / or fortune. In fact I’m strongly averse towards that kind of behaviour. If you incentivise your creativity in the wrong way, you end up loosing your soul. I take pictures for me and no one else.
The why is still the big question for me. I can’t quite pinpoint the driving force behind my interest for photography. Is it the voyage or the end goal? Or is it the technical aspect? Maybe it’s the pursuit for the perfect composition?
Whatever it is, I just know I have an unstoppable urge to continue to explore new themes and motifs.
Even though I am a paid professional photographer, I still haven’t taken on an excessive amount of work so that it eliminates the fun and exciting part within my private and playful side.
I’d like to end with one of my most favourite quotes.
“When we study the biography of our heroes, we find that most of their time was spent on quiet preparation, doing tiny decent things, until one historic moment catapults them to center stage and causes them to tilt empires.”