I believe in the photographer's magic — the ability
to stir the soul with light and shape and colour.
To create grand visual moments out of small and
simple things, and to infuse big and complicated subjects with unpretentious
elegance. He respects classic disciplines, while at the same
time insists on being fast, modern and wild.
Can one disagree with such
elegance about a photographer’s magic? A camera is a relatively simple
contraption – a lens, a mirror and a method of capture, be it film or a digital
sensor and photography, in general, seems fairly simple – just point and shoot
But I challenge that idea!
I subscribe to the philosophy that looks are deceiving. Just as someone who
types isn’t always a writer, someone who presses the shutter button isn’t
always a photographer.
The philosophy I subscribe
to notes this… The moment matters, big or small, unique or mundane, it always
matters. It’s the combination of camera equipment and imagination that surrenders
that moment to the eternities.
Surely, I am no Ansel
Adams, or even a Jinky, Cheryl Jacobs Nicolai, or David Jay, nor do I pertain to
be. But I’m developing this craft and this I know – it’s a lot easier to shoot
what the camera says is “right” than what the imagination, that is the
photographer’s magic, says is possible.