“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”
I had recently read this quote and couldn’t get it out of my head. For the past five years or so, I’ve gotten more and more interested in photography. This interest probably coincides with my second son being born and purchasing a d-slr camera to take photos of him. I scoured photography blogs, checked out every book I could in the library, created my own photography set-ups. And even though I love taking photos of my kids, I love taking pictures of ordinary things in unusual ways — maybe a higher or lower perspective, an unusual focus point, or an overlooked detail. That’s why this quote resonates with me. As a stay-at-home mom, it’s easy to get bored with life, doing the same things everyday, packing the same lunches, driving the same routes to school and activities, seeing the same things go by day after day….but how true that “it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” That’s the way I would like to see things.