We had a guest speaker the other day in my photography class and he accidentally reaffirmed that I am exactly where I need to be. He stood before me and talked about our responsibility to the world, our responsibility as artists to change it. He said that all humans care about is five things: sex, money, prestige, property, and social acceptability. He said that we had to have these elements in our images to sell a universal message.
I don’t except this as truth. I realized that I don’t want to be important, I don’t want to change the world. I want to be important to a mother who lets me photograph her child. I want to be important to a bride on the most beautiful day of her life. I want to capture family. I believe that LOVE is a universal message. That connections and ties and beauty and truth are found in the honesty of our beautiful relationships. I reject that human beings care only about money. I believe we care about money because we want to care for those we love. Love, love love. Love is all we need.
This is my truth. I am where I’m meant to be and doing what I should be doing. This is what my photography stands for. <3