what you do vs who you are
I was talking to a friend the other day and he asked if I had been taking pictures. Clearly he is not caught up on my blog, tee-hee. Anyway, his question got me thinking.
I have lots of interests and hobbies. I don’t consider photography to be one of them. To me, taking pictures isn’t something I do; it’s part of who I am. I’ve taken pictures for as long as I can remember, as the albums in my living room will attest. It doesn’t matter if I do anything with the pictures. It doesn’t matter if anyone else sees them. It doesn’t matter if anyone else likes them. It doesn’t matter if I don’t seem to improve. It doesn’t matter if I don’t have a purpose for taking pictures. It doesn’t matter if I have a “good” camera. None of that is important. I capture the things I see with a camera – that just happens to be part of who I am. Hmmmm .. I guess I can call myself a photographer!
(photo in honor of Love Thursday on chookooloonks)