Why am I still doing photography?
It has been 2 years now since I began my journey of being photographer. I was studying psychology program at medical university here in Stockholm back then. At some point I felt that I cannot see myself dealing with human psycho issues another 10, 20, 30 years.
At this point I can’t imagine myself settling down at one place, rolling with a secure job, having mortgage and driving Volvo to the office building. It’s not me.
According to a Gallup test my top strengths are: curiosity/interest in the world, zest/enthusiasm/energy, humor/playfulness, love of learning, hope/optimism/future-mindedness. I found them all in Photography and Filmmaking. Those two mediums push me to be more present, connect with strangers and ”move” them through my art.
I found a path that helps me to move towards an ultimate human goal – to evolve, learn, highten and elevate consciousness.
WE MAKE ART TO FEEL ALIVE. 🌱
“The connection economy delivers access to more people, in new ways, than have ever been available to you before. You get to set the stage, you get to decide whom the interaction is for (to a point), and you get to choose the outcome you seek. All that choice gives you leverage, but it also raises the bar. “Is this the best you can do?” That’s a daunting question, but with the tools you’ve been given, it’s a fair one.”
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin.
NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!
As I’ve been shooting for 2 years now here is some things I discovered along the journey.
There are millions of pictures online, perfect and breathtaking photos. They make me feel imperfect or that my life is average and boring as I’m bombarded with these pics every day.
What trully matters is a connection with people I shoot or how the place I shoot is transforming me to be a better version of myself.
How these people or places are helping me to be more present, more aware of myself and the world around me.
It’s not about gears, shutter speeds and apertures but emotions, stories and impacts behind every shoot.