Why photography?

I have started a new journey with Kat Sloma from Kat Eye Studio and this weeks prompt is to explain why photography.

The questions seems simple but yet kept me thinking. Why?

I guess I started to take pictures mainly for external reasons. I wanted to capture family moments, capture my son growing, share with family and friends, meet new people, be a better photographer... and so on. But then during the process I got so inspired by so many talented artists,  and that opened my eyes. I could  share more than images. I could go deeper. They made me want to share not only an image, but what was inside me.

I am not a writer, and we all know that I have no clue where to put a coma, and grammatically I do suck. Which is ok for now, I am taking baby steps with all this "lost in translation situation".  So that's why photography... to communicate... to find beauty and odd....to feel and make others feel.... to release what is inside me...to receive and send good energy... just to be.

I take photos as a therapy. to keep me motivated. to keep me going... and most of all for my legacy.


“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso




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16 comments:

  1. I love that Pablo Picasso quote..I heard it for the first time at my son's school art exhibition. He goes to a special school (for children with intellectual disabilities) and I was so moved by the artwork of kids who often were unable to communicate in other ways. So it's true: art washes away dust, makes everything sparkly again.

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  2. I find your words here to be just perfect - knowing where to put a comma is only one aspect of being a writer ;-) Just saying...I like your choice of words and the flow of your language...

    OK, that aside, your photos grabbed me! The black and white is stunning, I'm a BIG sucker for a hand-holding shot taken from the back. They are so in sync! They are taking their steps in exactly the same way ;-) Your use of light in the first shot is wonderful. Your use of sparcity, the unclutteredness, really appeals to me. Photography as communication...yes! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Valeria, you are definitely a writer. I so connected with your words! I love how you say you use photography to communicate. These images you have shared communicate so much. Relationship, thought, peace. "Photos as therapy." Yes! I so agree. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words and your "why" with us!

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  4. I do believe that photography is a language with a grammar all it's own and one that I think you get intuitively. Both of your shots are so expressive -- wonderful work!

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  5. Love these shots....and it's the whole legacy thing that strikes a chord with me....i totally agree with that.
    beautiful shots...

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  6. I've been thinking about joining a course with Kat but feel I don't have the time at the moment to really commit to something like that. Hopefully in the future..

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  7. I used to know where to put a comma but find that now it doesn't seem that important. I just want to be able to communicate in whatever way I can. I love your photos. For me there is something so special in looking at people walking hand in hand. You can feel the love and connection in your picture.

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  8. You echo my sentiments, Valeria. I was a "picture taker" like my mom, but saw other beauty in photograph through my father's eyes. I'm not where I want to be, but have come a long way. There are days when nothing inspires and other days when inspiration is a faucet that won't turn off. I love your work and your words. God bless.

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  9. I love your images, so thoughtful and beautiful! I too am inspired by some of the photos out there. Looking forward to learning and seeing more through Kat eye

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  10. Your photos have such emotional impact! I feel much the same way. I started out loving words, and wanting to be a writer, but not having anything in particular to say. Suddenly, with a camera, I have much to say! And my photos express so much more eloquently than my words do!

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  11. This is so beautifully written. And the photos, they are just what you described. Lovely work.

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  12. ha ha ditto Kat's words you are so a writer and i love your photos that little face ooh so gorgeous and the back shots i love shots of people walking away i want to go with them i love your work all of it. happy to be doing this course with you

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  13. This post is so beautiful, love the quote and your view on photography. Absolutely gorgeous photos of your family, love the feelings that are conveyed!

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  14. Your paragraph about starting taking photos for external reasons struck a cord within me, yet I had never thought of it that way. My childhood love for photography became lost in the external desire to capture our sons' childhoods...
    Photography is an excellent way to "share more...," to "go deeper" and to bring out what is inside of us.
    You ARE a writer...and you blessed me this morning!

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  15. First of all I want to say that in these two pictures you've placed your camera just perfect! You've captured the emotion so well. I enjoyed reading your post, it fits with your blog title, Zen Mind Project. Perfect!

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  16. Thank you for stopping by my blog and introducing me to yours. I love your photo style and your words here struck a cord with me...I think we are one and the same person and we don't even know each other! I'm adding you to my sidebar and following you now so I can share in your journey and hope you'll do the same. Krisitn
    http://gruenehouse.blogspot.com/

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