In a mere three weeks, I will be completing my college education in Digital Photography. I’ll be let loose upon the world to hopefully make a mark. One of the last tasks in our college lives is to assemble a portfolio of work that represents our style and area(s) of focus (pardon the pun). In putting my portfolio together, I thought long and hard about whether I wanted to make my mark commercially or artistically. I decided the latter was more important. Easy for me to say since I have an alternate source of income.
Once that decision was made, I needed to be able to explain my photographs – why I shot them, what they represented and what impact they had on me. Typically labelled an “artist’s statement”, these short spans of text are often poetic and lofty, serving to both reveal and conceal information about the author. By conceal, I mean create some sense of mystery in that the reader would want to know what might come next. Continue reading “Why I Shoot Photographs”