I love to take pictures. I love to capture moments in time that will never be here again. That all sounds so great, right? I mean really, isn’t that why we all take pictures? We want to remember a moment of something that happened, or a life event.
I think what I really want is to capture a fraction of a moment, a blink, a breath, a mote of dust sailing through a piece of light. When I watch life, I see in these tiny seconds of time. I see the beauty in the second. Ever since I was a little girl, it’s how I saw stuff. I was always in trouble for not paying attention or for daydreaming. When the truth is, I was paying EXTRA attention. I was looking at the inside of things.
I wanted to see the why, or how of stuff. Sometimes, I feel slowed down by using a camera, because it wont click as fast as I want it to. Or my lens wont get as close or as small as I want it to.
This is exactly why I go to Disneyland and come home with pictures of Main St., Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Small World, and a thousand pictures of flowers, bugs, a piece of popcorn and cracked paint. What? I’ve figured out what I need to shoot, I do it, and then I look. I’m drawn to the details. I’m drawn in to the tiny things that made me late when I walked to school as a child. Really, sometimes I wish I didn’t see all the little things, it sure would make house cleaning go faster! I would probably be less knit picky in real life too.
I know I’m not the only kid on the block that sees the details like this. I also know not everyone appreciates being shown the details. That’s the beauty of finding a photographer that shoots the way you want to see yourself, your children, or your family. Personally, I want to save those moments that are right now, current, today. I want to capture the things that will change and never be here again. I don’t really want to capture a timeless photo. You know, the one that everyone is lined up to get or has already gotten?
What about you? What do you want to capture? What moments do you want to save in your lens?