When you ask people what possessions they would rescue from their burning house, one of the most frequent answers is the photograph album or a computer
with their digital images.
This impulse to save our recorded memories is a powerful force which tells us much about the role of photography in our lives and our constant desire to
That means careful research and selectiveness regarding professional skills, artistic style,
OUR PHOTOS TELL US WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO US
We preserve the important events and people in our lives. The ceremonies of birth and birthdays, marriages and anniversaries, and holidays are all recorded because they matter. Photographs are our personal story, a timeline of our lives filled with faces and places that we love. They are our story, which we can share with others. The hundreds of images come together to form a narrative of our lives.
PHOTOS ARE PART OF OUR LEGACY
Photographs matter because they freeze moments of our lives which pass unremarkably and which seem to have little importance to us at the time. The significance, however, may be for others who search for the person we once were or the places we once knew. They can be small pieces of a jigsaw that complete the larger picture of our lives.
PHOTOGS ALLOW US TO SHARE AND TO COMMUNICATE.
Images are much more than a simple record. Photography speaks to the best and most generous part of our human nature – the desire to share what we find
beautiful and interesting with others.
The very essence of social media exists on this very principle. Without photos, there would never be Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest
PHOTOGRAPHY MAKES US ALL ARTISTS
Photography allows us to express ourselves through an art form. We notice a beautiful landscape or an old man’s lined face and we want to capture it. Each of us will have a different reason to do so but, essentially, we want to create something. However humdrum our nine-to-five lives may be, the creation of an image makes us an artist. It feels good.
PHOTOGRAPHY IS A COMPLEX LANGUAGE
Our images can express joy and sorrow, wonder and sympathy. Every human emotion can find a place in photography.
Photography has allowed us to develop a visual language for some of the most difficult emotions in our lives.
PHOTOGRAPHY HAS THE POWER TO MOVE US
Photographs can grab our attention and speak directly to our emotions.
At a more subtle level, we can learn lessons about a whole range of emotions.
Photography, at its best, is a powerful language which speaks to our emotions. It allows us to tell our story and
SELECTING THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD BE BASED ON
CONNECTION * TRUST * EXPERIENCE * EMOTION