Looking back into the archives, your trail of photos in the past is your history. It’s your perception at that time, it’s the places you wandered to, and the things you cared about enough to keep your attention on it for that moment. Photographs are the art of documentation.
Every photograph is the beginning of a new perspective, a new style, and the reinvention of the photographer. The last image you captured is now the past, and looking ahead feels even more optimistic.
Your photos of the past are who you used to be, or who you wish you still were. And with every use of a camera, you’re in a state of becoming, maintaining, pushing or pulling… to embody a different version of yourself, whether it’s more interesting, less obnoxious, more witty, less cluttered, more courageous, or less of an imitation.
Perspective is interesting… but perception is personal. The camera is a tool to help you make that differentiation. Very few people are good at getting their perception out through their art and their work. And perception — of self, others, and the world around — is worth more than anything.