What I have realized about photography over this past year is the illusion that our tools dictate the outcome of our work. For a while, my brain would go out of “photographer mode” when I had anything but my expensive camera in hand. Now I’ve realized that art is not as static as this, and if we treat photography as a true expression of an abstract idea (aka…art), we can open ourselves up to things we never thought possible.
At this point in my life it’s nice to be reminded of this. My ideas don’t have less value because I own a minimal amount of gear. Shooting street photography really helped me discover this – and I am in love with the idea that I am not inhibited by some external variable to create gorgeous images. It might seem like a simple concept, but I think it’s still an important one.