Although it's intricate details weren't apparent to me when I was very young, I've always been amazed with photography.
Through photographs, we preserve history - our child's first steps, a decaying landscape, or something rare and never seen before that's captured our imagination. We use photographs to preserve our finest achievements, our darkest hours, but most importantly the moments we cherish. Photographs evoke the essence of places we have not been, we perhaps will not return to, and should never forget.
With a photograph, I can bring someone from his or her spot on the globe to mine. They can stand with me in the midst of a pine forest or walk in hushed silence through the country time forgot. In reverse, through the images of others, I have walked across hot, sandy deserts; I have stood on immense mountaintops, and pushed my way through steamy rainforests. Photographs have introduced me to families, mothers and fathers I have never met, and told the story of lives intertwined forever. In short, photographs connect me to my past, let me dream of endless possibilities and most important of all, bring a friend along for the ride!
"Photography is only a tool, a vehicle, for expressing or transmitting a passion in something else." - David Hum