Why do you make photos?

Updated on February 16, 2020 in Photography
0 on April 17, 2018

At first, the main reason I start photography is because I want to be able create/produce something into this world. It’s my long wishlist since I was kids. To have ability to create something from nothing (ex: sculpture, painting, singing, etc). After about 27 years late (around 1.5 yrs ago) finally I find an action that I think suits me very well: Documenting human life in form of street photography.

Not long after I start shot on the street, I realise that photography is a powerful tool to learn a lot about how life works. I also start to realise that I like artistic things more than I ever thought before. I used to able to stare a painting for minutes, did not understand a thing like composition, color match etc), but somehow I just like it to kept stare at them.

 

One of my most favourite photo from my last trip in Melbourne, Australia.

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0 on May 25, 2018

As a newbie to the forums I guess I’m trying to catch up with the posts that interest me. The title of this thread intrigued me and so I thought I would add my thoughts. Taking candid photos of the urban condition stems from my childhood. We were quite poor just after the WW2 but somehow I was blessed with regular copies of comic papers like the Beano and Dandy as well as many others. It wasn’t just the content that caught my eye but the drawings of urban areas interested me too. I always wanted to know what was around the corners and always observed the small details – the fish bones poking out of the trash can, the old tin can and rolled up newspaper – you know the sort of thing. This “need to know” curiosity has stayed with me all my life. It fuelled my work as a film projectionist in the late 50’s and 60’s and inspired me to work as such at a famous film studio for five years.  After years of playing around with movie film I purchased a SLR and later a full frame DSLR. It wasn’t until I went for a Fuji X100 and X Pro 1 that I began to realise my dream of becoming a street photographer full time (as an enthusiast unpaid of course). I have always made images for the love of it, and because I’m plain nosy I guess. No other reason.

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0 on July 10, 2018

To capture people’s priceless moments so that they can cherish them for years to come.

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0 on July 19, 2018

Photography is the meaning of life for me. Or partly. I live to create a legacy. Something more permanent than the fleeting life we have. Something that would last through the ages. An imprint. An echo of who I was. Something to be remembered by.

I wrote a blog entry about this a while back: https://iamjenxi.com/meaning-life/

 

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0 on July 23, 2018

i want to showing story not telling story

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0 on July 24, 2018

I fell in love with seeing. When I take photographs and enjoy them afterward, I notice more than I saw when I shot the photo.

Chris

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0 on October 14, 2019

A photo can make you feel better than when you eat chocolate, listen to music, watch movies or drink alcohol, these things only increase your mood by 1% while the image increases 11%. Not only that, the art of photography also helps you to both pleasure and stress reduction in some cases.

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0 on November 22, 2019

Photography, in itself, signifies getting clicked without posing. In fact, it takes lots of efforts in capturing natural photographs. 

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0 on December 28, 2019

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0 on December 30, 2019

Dear Eric,

For me it is a way of living the life, so natural like eating or drinking. I see things like photographing all the time. Even when waiting in the quee or witnessing an event or in the Rain. İt doesnt matter where i am or if my camera is with me or not, it seems i take photograph even with my eyes.

Possibly i “really see” in photography, and it makes me close to People which i like most communicating and listenin and understanding them.First it keeps me sensitive, humanist, creative and crucious and Happy.After that, it gathers the People around the photograph with sometimes same sometimes different senses. Just like reveal the emotions inside People. Photography is a small but powerfull tool in that meaning.

Thank you.

Nezahat

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0 on December 31, 2019

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0 on February 16, 2020

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