So I’ve finally submitted my photography portfilio to the AP board, let’s hope those pompous windbags up in New York see something in my work…
As for this blog, I guess I’ll just keep posting my work. I’m going to change the format though, I’m a little bored with the way it looks. And I’m going to post re-edits, and each photo will have it’s own post. Hopefully I’ll gain more traffic this way!
Push the shutter. Suspend, pause, and take a step back. Listen, observe, document. Gain perspective. Critically reflect and appreciate. View your life in retrospect. This is the aesthetic scene, and this is where I feel fully alive.
As an introvert, I often check out and crawl into my own little world. In my world is an ongoing movie. Days have theme songs, people have colors, and smells are memories. I fear it all rushing by too fast. Sometimes I just wish it would stop. Or maybe even pause for a moment so I can just take it all in and try to figure out what it means and where it belongs. This “it,” is my life. Sometimes I forget that and try to watch someone else’s movie. Sometimes I get sucked into failed attempts to understand someone else’s picture, and then I snap back.
Blending the imaginations of my “movie” and my experiences from everyday life is where I draw my inspiration from. I’m not aiming to be a famous extraordinaire. I would never want that. My photography is reflective of the simplistic beauty in this world, with hints of tradition. What I want the world to take away from my work; is something they already know. I hope that when they’re trying to piece together each story that belongs to each photo, they remember a story of their own. Like photography does for me, I hope it makes the world step back and marvel at the small things blown over by the rushing search for bigger. Better. And BEST.
This is my artist statement for my AP Photography class, what do you guys think? Too dramatic? Feedback is much loved.