Why Moments?

I’ve termed a section of this blog Moments. Essentially an ongoing collection of pictures I have taken whilst visiting places along with other things that have sparked a thought.
Its worth noting, I don’t profess to be a good photographer (or even an average one), but I have always gained enjoyment from Photography in general.

Having studied Photography briefly (before realising there was more to it than just taking nice pictures) I always liked the work of Lewis Hine and Ansel Adams. Hine’s Empire State Building photos are iconic. If you aren’t as familiar with Adams – I urge you to check out his work.
His focus on black and white landscape pictures makes him a personal favourite of mine.

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Whilst enjoying photography, I’m not particularly keen on having my own picture taken. I’ve never really got into the whole ‘Selfie’ thing and find the concept a bit awkward and narcissistic at times (exceptions are selfies with animals). I enjoy looking at pictures and seeing how people capture different moments in time – but for me personally, adding my big head into the picture only seems to ruin it.

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I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.
—Ansel Adams