Tomorrow I'll be re-united with my camera after a torturous several month long separation. I'm super stoked. I've never missed any person, place or thing like I've missed my camera. I didn't realize just how far into madness I would descend if I go to long without making a photo. Dunno what it is, but I after missing all those shots, being totally deprived for months of the ability to make a photo and the rather serious degradation in state of mind and body I enjoyed, I will no longer question the necessity of image making in my life. From now on I'll be making photographs and exploring all of creativity with a new intensity and passion. Photography brought an irreversible shift in my self as well as fantastic new dimension surrounding everything I see and experience. It will always compel me to capture, preserve and share the best expressions of beautiful things possible.
The most profound change photography has brought me is the ability to truly see light now. I feel as if I was previously seeing in near black and white. The colors of light are astounding. Photography is a lesson in light. I'll never view the world the same. I see so much more now and I would never want to lose that.
Photography is a teacher to me. I have learned so much from it already and I think I will learn more in the future. I have a drive to master at least one means of creation and I want it to be photography.