Photography Is My Destiny And Personal Legend

1183 WordsSep 2, 20165 Pages
A Thousand Words Human beings are unlike anything else on this planet. Humans have built a world for themselves and continue to push the limits of what is possible. I believe that my ultimate “thread” in life is to capture humans living and existing in a way that only humans can. Being a photographer is “what [I] have always wanted to accomplish” (Coelho 21). As beautiful and alive as a flower or an old building is, so are humans. They are the reason that cameras exist and the reason why photographers even have the possibility to make a living out of their passion. The late Alfred Eisenstaedt, who famously photographed an affectionate couple on V-J Day in Times Square once said, “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter” (Stocks 1). The euphoria I felt firsthand when taking pictures and the fact that I passionately relate to this quote is why I believe that photography is my destiny and Personal Legend. I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. It all started back when flip phones were all the rage and the only camera in my house I could comfortably carry was my mom’s small silver Sony Cyber-Shot. I took pictures of my parents and, years later when she was born, my sister. To young me, capturing my family was the only thing that mattered. One day, around Christmas, I got a delivery from a relative. I began eagerly opening since that is one of the greatest thing could ever happen to a child, and to my delight, it was my very own
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