The word ”Photography” comes from the Greek language and it means light and drawing. The light is everywhere, it persists in every photo, drawing with it, is pure art. The best way to cr ystallize a moment is to capture it. The moment becomes instantly a memory within an image. For a photographer, the starting point is always that thing, place or anything else that has to be photographed. Then, they do not make a photo just with a camera. They bring to the act of photography all the places they have ever been to, all the books they have ever read, the songs they have ever listened to and many other things that have been in their minds. The emotions people feel are small radiations perceived by photographers. They use these rays to create a beautiful picture of those who are portrayed in it. When we look at an image, we regard the object itself, the qualities and the emotions it has, and not the photograph, as it is just a piece of framed paper.
Photography is now a career, because people seem to feel the need to be pictured everywhere at any time. If you are in the hot city of Miami, there are hundreds or maybe more Miami Photographers who are willing to make the best pictures of you, near palms. If you are in Montreal, Zurich or any other city in this world, there would surely be many other guys with cameras, portraying you, in your best light.
Photography drags the moments into the future. Moments that could have been evaporated, are simply immortalized. You can come back to that bit, any time you want, you just have to take the picture and look at it. It seems like the end of everything is in a photograph and photographers are the ones who witness it all. It is like working against the time. They witness weddings, birthdays, places and people. Photography is the art that witnesses life. Life is happening and this art is portraying all the actions, beginnings and ends. Photography is constantly attesting all that is important for people, everything that is moving or something that sits in one place for hundreds of years.
If a photograph is a motionless image, it does not mean that there is no power of moving in it. An image can move our souls and our thoughts, from one place to another, to the place that is photographed.