Ed van der Elsken
Of the potentially hundreds of shots taken in a day, there are only ever a few that really stand out to me. It’s not the composition, framing or content that grabs me per se but, rather, this indefinable atmosphere that rarely reveals itself and can only be seen in a spur-of-the-moment shot with little premeditation or conscious effort. This is the kind of moment I live for when I’m shooting. It can’t be instructed, it can’t be posed, it can’t be sought; it can only be glimpsed.
I am definitely only an amateur photographer, but my parents were professionals and taught me the value of taking multitudes of photographs, more than you would ever use or save… because that elusive moment just might be hidden amongst them. There is no greater feeling than seeing that moment through the viewfinder just as the shutter clicks, reviewing your shots at the end of the day, and being rewarded with pure wonder.
Yeah. Photography can be satisfying as shit, mate.
My boyfriend, ladies and gentlemen. :)