One of my frustrations with photography blogs and magazines, is their tendency to feature gorgeous images from exotic places I’m not likely to ever visit. Ever. They seem to imply I cannot possibly capture awe-inspiring landscapes or produce captivating street photography unless I travel far, far from home where I slog through muddy jungles or eat insects on a stick from a street vendor.
I have done a fair bit of traveling and plan to do more. But, when I look at those articles with stunning photography, none of my experiences seem to measure up and I wonder why I bother to shoot photos at all. Then I look through my portfolio and remember. I love capturing a moment from my world, my reality, my vision.
Challenge accepted! For the rest of 2019, I will be sharing some of my works and writing about the beauty found right here; in my home state, my home town, and my own home — proving that one can find beauty in the here and now.