The Passionate Photographer – A Life Obsessed
All I ever wanted to do was take pictures. I love photography. My tagline says “obsessed by all things photographic” and it’s true.
When I was 16, I spent a summer riding around my suburban Montreal home on a 70cc motorcycle, an all-mechanical Nikon FM/35mm lens dangling from my neck. I was documenting community life for a local weekly newspaper long since gone. Even better, I got paid for it. As good as it gets I thought.
Years later, I graduated university with a journalism degree, and I couldn’t wait to aim my camera at issues I thought were important.
Fast forward ten great; sometimes-frustrating; always-stimulating years as a news photographer, I was finding it difficult to stay fresh and challenged. Daily assignments had made me a skilled and swift-working photographer, but I had become impatient, often retreating within my comfort zone, feeling forced to work in a formulaic fashion because of time constraints. I was ready for a photographic break-through, a way to slow down and find a way back to the innocence of vision and joy I had as a young guy cruising around town with my camera…
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I’m happy to be the guest blogger on Scott Kelby’s Blog today. Thanks to Brad and Scott for making it happen.