25 March 2013
Monday Motivation: What drives you?
These images are all taken from Brett Plank's photostream on Flickr, which is absolutely breathtaking. Many of them are taken in Kings Canyon National Park, California - somewhere I'm planning on heading on my mini-roadtrip around California. I'm inexplicably drawn to those mountains, and I'm so grateful for the opportunity to visit them.
Photography drives me. I can't explain it and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to, but the art of painting pictures with light will probably always be my greatest passion. Its what I daydream about, read about, study when I'm not 'studying', wake up in the middle of the night thinking about. Probably 90% of the pictures that I take don't end up on here, this blog is more for memory-keeping than anything else. I can pour emotions into a photography like I can into nothing else. I am driven by the need to create, and for a long time I feel like I've been fighting myself over that. Refusing to recognise it - or acknowledge it, because it means that being truly happy means taking a different road to the one I'd planned out for myself. Figuring out what drives you can be a frustrating, painful and confusing experience - full of second guessing and self-doubt. That said, I genuinely think its worth it, to just know.
Pictures like this? They make me want to be better, want to learn more, shoot more, develop my style into something that's unique. They push me to make myself the best photographer that I can be. They teach me that there's always more to learn. That improvements can always be made, and that nothing, ever, is truly mastered.
What drives you? Do you know?
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