Friday, January 16, 2009

The power of photography

I've always loved taking photographs. The sheer idea that you can take a picture and it'll be there for eternity, that's just, well, almost overwhelming. Thinking about it, you can understand how some people would shy away from having their picture taken - be they a single, modern person or a person from a primitive culture. The power that single picture could have!

There is something about capturing a moment, a person, a thing, anything, that you'll never get back that is just sublime. It calls, and pulls one to experience things in a fuller, more involving way. There's nothing like looking back at photographs and feeling those same emotions, all that turmoil, or joy, or sorrow, or chaos! The memories and feelings evoked through photography just pull on my soul and make me yearn for something unknown.

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