Though I’ve had a camera at hand since I was fifteen or so, photography wasn’t something I took seriously for a long time. When I went to art school, it was with the intention of going into painting and drawing. In my second year of college though, I got a part-time job at a one-hour photo center. That’s when I truly developed a love of photography and I haven’t looked back since.
Photography is an endlessly compelling medium. Light is the primary element in a photograph, and it can change in a matter of minutes or even seconds, radically changing the scene you’re looking at. You can walk by a doorway a hundred times, but a single change of light will make it look different, hence the phrase, ‘seeing it in a new light’.
Studying photography has opened my eyes to the world around me and changed the way I look at even the simplest of objects.