Recently I was telling a group of photographers at the ARC Conference that “you are not a ‘photographer’, you are more than that.” I really believe this to be true. While we are passionate about our photography work (weddings, family photographs, long-term projects), we are so much more than just a camera person who takes these photos. We are human beings: artists who create with our cameras. And sometimes, this creating leads us to explore other areas other than those that we would normally do in our line of work.
A while back, I was taking photographs while taking a ferry ride over to Victoria… or could have been on the way back? It’s been a while so I can’t recall off the top of my head. Regardless, we were on the water and feeling my usual restlessness, I felt the need to run around on deck with a camera and take some photographs. I felt a strong urge to experiment and take photos that I normally wouldn’t take. I wanted to explore my world with my camera… so I did just that.