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    I view it as photography for life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Photography is how I make a permanent record of my life.
    Or as one could say ... Photography is proof I existed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kb244 View Post
    Or as one could say ... Photography is proof I existed.

    I photograph, therefore I am!

    I'd be hard pressed to give it up. It's become such a part of my day to day life.

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    I'm misquoting from very bad memory of 25 years ago when I read it, but there is a Japanese author who wrote something like, "a photographer is someone who takes a picture of a mountain so that he can later prove that his camera was there." I have to wonder how many people do use their cameras in this fashion. For me, taking the picture connects me to the place in a special way. The last Lenswork has a small essay on this subject (which is, essentially, "why do you make pictures?") by Bill Jay that sums it up pretty well I think.

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    I was at a workshop recently and in one of the many dicussions we had we came ot the consensus that photograph is an act of life.

    And that is just what it is for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will S View Post
    I'm misquoting from very bad memory of 25 years ago when I read it, but there is a Japanese author who wrote something like, "a photographer is someone who takes a picture of a mountain so that he can later prove that his camera was there." I have to wonder how many people do use their cameras in this fashion. For me, taking the picture connects me to the place in a special way. The last Lenswork has a small essay on this subject (which is, essentially, "why do you make pictures?") by Bill Jay that sums it up pretty well I think.

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    Will,

    I wonder if his observation was based on witnessing how Japanese tour groups all seem to take the same picture at the same time after being "instructed" to do so by some tour guide?

    I know that when I look at my picture say of some of the spectacular countryside I shot during a road trip to Australia, in my mind I am briefly transported back that point in time. Ditto some of my NYC "street shots" etc.

    I'd like to think that I (and perhaps most of the folks here) am more observant of my "surroundings" and contemplate with at least some thought how I want to compose the shot so as to make the subject "mine".

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