Why I Take Pictures

I don’t have a smart phone. I have a camera though. I use it to snap memories that I know impact me on a deep personal level. I have photos that lift me up on sad day and make everything alright.

I also take pictures for other people – not just anyone – my nearest and dearest friends, my loved ones, people who I just wish were right here with me. I take photos to share moments that touched me, and I know will touch them.

Now I know that taking photos and sharing them is not an unusual concept -and Instagram have turned it into a mundane lacklustre process. But I was looking at my photos recently, and realized there is a unique quality about them. I have been taking them through my eyes – framed in a way that tells a story.

I am not a great photographer – oh no – but I am learning my own unique language. I need to take my camera out more often though – and take more pictures – and develop this language of photography.


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