Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Short Essay on Steven Siegel's Personal Feelings about Photography

Steven Siegel, a familiar film photographer on our website, based-in Bergen County, New Jersey, USA, who had over 30 years photographing experience with film.

Now he comes back to share with us his personal feelings about photography which may be also worthy photographic experience  for us.

Here is his essay:

_ Photography for me is much more than the act of "taking pictures". I use photography as a way of literally opening my eyes to the surrounding world... and that particular perspective carries over to even when I'm not photographing...

_ So often we either live in the future or live in the past ... that is to say, we're either worrying about what comes next or we're re-living trivial moments out of the past. Consequently, we're blind to what's happening around us!

_ The act of photographing forces you to live in the present and concentrate on "the here-and-now"..., a very good thing in and of itself... Others achieve this through meditation and religion....Photography is a way of achieving this state of mind... and be creative at the same time... a great "two-fer"!

See more of his work at his photostream on Flickr

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