This morning as I was driving home from a trip to the flower market I heard a conversation between two (now) famous photographers. The one said, "I don't know if I'll ever be a great photographer," and the other asked, "have you ever been in love?" The first answered yes and the second replied, "then you will be a great photographer." This struck me so deeply. I go back and forth between thinking I should get out on the street with my camera and shoot all of the unique and different people I see throughout the day but I never do. I ask myself constantly if I should dabble in the wedding and senior portrait industry where, as I've been told, all the money is but there's always something that keeps me from shooting people I've never known.
Once I met my husband two years ago I saw shots in all of his facial expressions. I wanted to capture his huge smile and his strong, angry eyebrows and the way he stands. As I started seeing these things in him I started seeing them in all of my loved ones around me. The connection I have to these people comes out in the pictures and drives my love for photography.
I don't think everyone works like this, there are incredible street photographers that pull this life out of people they've never met. They have a unique love for humanity and it's quite beautiful. I'm just discovering more and more who I'm supposed to be in my work. It's a constant change and flow - as is life.
Happy almost weekend!