Sometimes you have to stop looking for the path and let it find you. In my time of being lost for a while in the wilderness of what I thought I wanted to do I found what I needed to do. My life changed a few years ago when I first asked a stranger on the street for a portrait, from the conversations I had with those that could speak the same language to those that I could only do through signs, my thought process changed, my world changed and my outlook changed.
I'm just a man with a camera, I have though never been a generic photographer, I run from one generic style to the next, it feeds the masses and it feeds my ego. People want to see beautiful landscapes so I give them what they want, somewhere along the way I forgot what I wanted, I smiled, I nodded and I took the pretty images I know people would like. The world though is not always a pretty place, the darker side of this earth exists to allow the lighter side to shine brighter but we look away from the darker side, it scares us so we stay with the bright light that leads the way.
Unless we step into the darker side of life we never see it, as a man with a camera I see it, I photograph it, I show it to others so they cant look away. There are homeless people that only just exist even in his day and age, people such as his gentleman that spend the day in all weathers trying to gather enough money to live.
This is where I belong, this is where I will take my camera, this is what I need to show you.