Why photography? Well, it's a passion as you might have guessed but then what is it that makes us passionate about something?
Let’s think about doctors for a second. We can immediately assume, whether true or false, that people become doctors mainly because they want to help other people. They also might love science and perhaps enjoy a challenging work environment. But what else? As we all have obvious reasons to why we do what we do, it is fascinating to ponder more about the not so obvious reasons as well. The little things that touch each one of us differently.
To me it’s relationships. While quite a broad term, I can wholeheartedly say that everything I do in my photographic work is based on relationships. The relationship between the subjects in the frame as well as my relationship with those subjects. It is one big dance that determines the feel the photograph delivers to you, the viewer. Depending on your own past experience, that photograph could transcend the physical act of image viewing and by that create a new relationship with you.
The reality is that all people are different. Our opinions, thoughts, and views vary depending on our age, cultural background, past experiences, and many more factors. We all have different values, and we all value things differently.