Why Photography, Why do you take pictures?
I sent this to 11 contemporary photographers whose work I’ve particularly enjoyed recently.
This is what I got back…
Daniel Shea – “I still think there are new photographic languages to be discovered.”
Peter Sutherland – “It’s a way to explore even in a place you already know.”
Ed Panar – “Because there are certain moments when photography makes time travel seem possible.”
Bryan Schutmaat – “Photography fills my days and often my nights with work that makes me feel better about how I’ve spent my time on earth.”
Mark Borthwick – “Lovelight.”
Shane Lavalette – “To look, more severely.”
Mark Mahaney – “I take pictures because I’m bad at drawing and painting.”
Estelle Hanania – “A quest for the epiphany.”
Osma Harvilahti – “Photography allows me to do fun things that could otherwise be considered as ridiculous, absurd, dangerous, adventurous or forbidden.”
Christian Patterson – “I enjoy photography in part because of the way it provokes different feelings and experiences of fact, fiction, myth, reality and dreams.”
David Favrod – “A need to understand and escape.“
Rob Hornstra – “I believe photography is a great medium to raise questions about the society in which we live.“