Photography: Jealousy & Beauty

Lately, I’ve been thinking about what I want to get out of my photographs. I keep coming back to two things:

  1. Jealousy: I want to make anyone who looks at my pictures wish there were standing beside me at the moment I took the picture; and
  2. Beauty: I want to make the subject, whether it be a landscape or a person, look beautiful.

I realize there is an opposite side to this. If I were to take pictures of war or tragedy, then I’d probably be going for loneliness and devastation. But the point is that, for me, the spectrum of photography (whatever that means) is both very linear and polarized. Anything in between is probably a bad picture.

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