I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about why photography matters. In the midst of the long overdo task of naming my photography studio, I’ve found myself stuck on the question of why we humans actually enjoy looking at photos in the first place. I’ve bounced the question off anyone who would listen, and through talking to my lovely friend Joy (who just so happens to be the thoughtful, creative, and insanely beautiful Mom below), I started feeling like we’d landed on at least part of the answer.
Photography is meaningful because it romanticizes the every day moments of our lives. Kinda like when we look at old photos of our grandparents’, and we feel like we’re staring at famous actors in a movie, so distinguished and dreamy. The same thing can happen when we photograph our real lives. We turn our familiar, ordinary activities into timeless, meaningful stories. Stories that help us to really see the beauty of our own lives as they are today, so that we might be able to remember them more vividly tomorrow.
Thank you Elliott, Toby and Joy for allowing me to capture just a little slice of your life. Just the way it is today.