People often ask me why I shoot and when it all started. For a very long time I found this to be one of the toughest questions to answer.
With photography as a creative outlet it’s pretty difficult and near impossible to narrow down to one particular date or one particular event when it all came together.
When you think about it we all, in one way or another, take photos from an early age, this holds even more truth today since all kids have access to their parent’s mobile phone if not their own. Often people take photos early in life but they do it casually and don’t necessarily think “One day I’ll be a photographer”.
I see it more as a set of circumstances which all led to where I am today.
Source: Why Photography Matters — Urban Photography | Street Photography | London
If that tidbit didn’t hook you, then let me try to convince you.
It can be a hard question to answer, “Why do you shoot?” especially if you shoot street photography. In his post, Nico Goodden gets personal about the difficult circumstances that led him to become a photographer. We all have our reasons and Nico’s set of reasons might differ from your own, but he gets it. He has come to an understanding so deep he can even verbalize why photography matters, why it is important, relevant.
Read the article for yourself and discover some beautiful insights as to why photography is a beneficial way to use your time and how it can help you find your passion and maybe even your way. Believe me, it’s worth your time.