Schopenhauer said the "aesthetic experience is the calm amidst the chaos, peace, or the temporary release from the unrelenting grind of desire."
I've always loved photography I realized my junior year of high school that I wanted to be a photographer. I was obsessed with photography blogs. I would scroll through photo blogs for hours. It was ridiculous. I loved seeing through others eyes. My junior and senior years of high school were not my favorite. I graduated early because I was so ready to get out of there. Photography helped me see the good things that are in the world.
There was an article in a New Era a few years back the title was something like “Overcoming Shyness” and there was a picture of a girl with a DSLR in her hand. I found that really funny. The article was about finding your strengths. People would tell me I was quiet or shy and it would drive me crazy. I’ve loved college because I pretty much never get told that. Maybe that’s because people are nicer and take the chance to get to know me ha. I don’t know. I am a more reserved person. I like to observe which to me, is a big part of being a photographer. I shoot manually. I love being able to be completely in control of all the camera settings so that it turns out just how I like.
I’m so grateful for all of the many people who have helped me get where I am today. Only one more “like” on facebook until I get 150! I remember getting so excited when I hit 25 “likes”. I can’t even believe it. I’m so grateful for those of you who take the time to look at my work.