The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see, and to tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk, for one who can think. But thousands of people can think, for one who can see.
For the last 8 years I have been making photographs for other people.
When I first picked up a camera it wasn’t to try and impress anyone, to make money from my photographs, to collect as many Facebook likes as I could, or too try and receive as many comments as I could on flickr.
I made photographs for myself. It was for the pure simplistic act of photographing, the connection between artist and subject, seeker and truth. It was for the way nothing else seemed to exist while the photograph was being made, no expectations from anyone, no unrealistic ideas or concepts being forced upon you, nothing was ever contrived. Things just as they were, and I appreciated that, so much in fact that I had to capture it.
They were only moments, but they were mine.
Somewhere along the way I lost that, and now I am finally taking it back.