Sometimes, in moments when something super ordinary occurs in my day to day life (like you can't get any more normal than that kind of ordinary), I feel like nothing could be more important. It's as if those little moments in life, reading a book on the couch, sipping a cup of tea in a cafe, chatting with family around the table, are the building blocks to my world. Those snippets of everyday life, where I'm laughing, determined, loving, and maybe a little grossed out, are some of my most favorite parts of my day, week, month, year, life.
A portrait is a story. A story of who we were in that moment, of who we are now, of who we were before.
As we pass through our everyday lives we make a mark on the world, whether we do it consciously or not, large or small. So when we think of landscape, why do we typically think of the beautiful, wild outdoors like those found in Ansel Adams' photographs? What about the landscape that we interact with everyday? The landscape that consists of roads and commonplace buildings.
When a photograph tells a story it becomes a powerful force that can touch the heart and soul. We all have stories to tell. And today I will tell you my stories with my photographs.
I recently completed a project for my photography professor for which I was required to listen to a sound she provided and then go out and take pictures based on my interpretation of that sound. And I gotta say, it wasn't easy. I got so flustered trying to interpret the sound that I freaked out. I felt like I couldn't take photos until I had a concrete idea of what I was going to do. Luckily, my best friend gave me some very good advice: "Take a deep breath and just go take some picutres."