Searching for that perfect photo...


Why I take photos, why I enjoy it and why I can't stop.

“No one needs to tell you you’re in love, you just know it, through and through.”
The Oracle – The Matrix

(First, I’ve included a quote in this… I don’t usually but iIt is from The Matrix though so don’t worry, I haven’t gone too mushy on you and it’s relevant, honest.)

I’ve been thinking about my photos for a while now – why I take them – why I enjoy it… why I can’t stop.

The best way to describe the feeling I get when taking photos is – it’s like I’m searching for something – I’m constantly looking around, searching for ‘it’. Sometimes when I take a picture, I know deep in my chest that I’ve found it – with a simple click, it’s there, locked onto a negative and I know it’s going to be amazing. The two photos above, taken in Leeds, are perfect example of that – as soon as I took them I knew they were going to be beautiful… and they were. Everytime I look at them I feel happy.

Sometimes I don’t find it – there’s a click but I know it’s not right – and I’m happy with that too… I get the results, I look at the photo, learn from them, think ‘right thats fine’. I appreciate them for what they are and leave them, it wasn’t there, I could tell. Above are another two examples of that from around Norwich with my Mum… Normally I wouldn’t even share these ones on here.

To me, each photo I take is like falling in love – you’re constantly searching for it – everywhere you go – even if you aren’t aware that you are… sometimes you can’t see it, sometimes you find it in one step, sometimes you have to work a bit harder, perhaps challenge your preconceptions and break some of your own rules…

But just like love – no one can tell you when you’ve found that perfect photo, you just know it… through and through!

How does taking photos feel to you?

written by easilydistracted on 2011-05-04 in #lifestyle #searching #photography #love


  1. pomps
    pomps ·

    right! it's like love when you see a photo and like it so much (not only with our own photos)

  2. vici
    vici ·

    taking pictures - a beautiful addiction.

  3. jacet
    jacet ·

    exactly how i feel too!

  4. welland
    welland ·

    Love this! Very well put, sometimes I feel like I don't need a viewfinder to find my picture, not getting too deep but you need to feel it. If you are in the emotions your picture will show that. Sometimes I think its actually bad of me to capture it as its personal and perhaps you shouldn't even try to capture it. Great photos!

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