Simply Unique

For a while now I have been wanting to do more photography of people (portraits, creative, fine art). There is no doubt that I am mainly a nature/environmental photographer. For me nature is easy to photograph. It is capturing wildlife and the environment in their truest form. People on the other hand are much more difficult for me to work with. We have become accustom to hiding our truest self from the world. We pick and choose what is acceptable to share with others, and then we mask the rest to fit in. Basing most of our decisions on the thoughts and advice of people other than ourselves. With my photography I want to focus on the fact that, yes, we are the same but at the same time we are all unique.

When you think about it, all the stuff we use to mask our truest self is not us, it is just stuff. We are not our clothes, money, friends, house, car, social status, etc. We are all alike, made of the same parts just different sizes, shapes, and shades. We are all just skin and emotion. But at the same time, completely unique. There is no one else like you. No one that can say they have walked the same path as you. I want my photography to show the power of accepting one’s uniqueness. One of my favorite quotes is “nobody is superior, nobody is inferior, but nobody is equal either. People are simply unique, incomparable. You are you, I am I” (osho). I want my art to show that your beauty comes from your uniqueness and self-awareness. Understand that you are you and I am I, and embrace it.

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