13 May 2015

.::this is why::.

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers even the smallest of moments, long after you have forgotten them. To me, photography is the art of observation. It's about finding beauty in an ordinary place... I believe that it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. 

As cliche and corny as it sounds, life is beautiful and there are so many things to be happy about. This is a thought that I often have; whether it be on my way to or from work, my walk to the park with my dog or even as I drive from a to b. As someone very dear to me says "it's about the little things" and it's true. It's the feeling of wind in your hair when you put your car window down, the mummers in a coffee shop, the feeling of salt on your skin from the ocean or even the simple fact that the ground grows things called flowers - Like honestly... the fact that earth even produces pretty little pockets of colourful happiness is incredibly mind blowing stuff when you really take a minute to think about it. 

So... although people may not be as interested, or may get annoyed at the endless photos posted on Instagram (I apologise) the reason I enjoy taking photos (regardless of the fact they probably aren't the best) is because I love the feeling that one single photo can produced. Each with its own story. A photo to me is not just a photo - It's a depiction of your personality, a small window into the way you see the world, it forces the memory of the smells, thoughts and ideas linked to that very moment come rushing back into the front of your mind. It captures a moment that your mind may have forget otherwise. 

On that note here are some film photos from my Yashica Mf-1

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