If you're taking the time to read this,
I owe you the truth. And the truth is:
I'm not really sure.
That's the answer I keep coming up with
when asked why I shoot. The closest thing to it is my
relationship with drumming. At fifteen I was introduced to my first
drum kit and my first band, which led to practicing almost every day
for a number of years. I never completely analyzed where my drive
came from or why I was so immersed in my instrument. I just knew I
HAD to be.
Years later, my daughter played on the high school tennis team, so I bought a camera that would allow me to capture her game with split second timing. And then I needed a BETTER camera.
And some longer lenses.
And a tripod.
And something to carry it all in.
And then I went out west to shoot a cover for an album I was just finishing. Yep, I was hooked.
I still get an emotional high when I capture the killer shot or I've been working on a photograph and it all comes together. I can't get enough. I continue to explore the art of photography and photo manipulation. I gaze with fascination at the works of artists long gone and those masters here now. I keep pushing forward, with the hope (but not the expectation) that maybe during my journey I'll discover what compels me to press the shutter time after time.