The reason why I love photography is hard to explain. I do have a day job/grownup job and I am using my left brain all day. All numbers; there is not much room to be creative.
When I am get home from work and I am tired, I love to take images as an escape. This allows me to zone out everything else in my world. At first I thought I was a going turn into a social outcast, living in a cabin in the woods all by myself but then I thought about what a lot of people that I now do to escape. (Just the solitary ones)
- Bike Riding
I am sure there are a lot more. Yes some of these are done with other people but you are focused on what you are doing and feeling. (yoga is a perfect example of this)
Of course a lot of what I photograph is in black and white. Why I do not know. My grandfather did a lot of really nice black in white prints back in the day. I am not sure if any of them still exist but I would love to see them. (I do have a bunch of slides that I have to go thru one day) He died before I was born. I was honored by being named after him. (middle name)
I am going to try and write so more but I am going to end this on a quote by Robert Frank.Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected. Robert Frank