This is going to be my first post on this blog and I thought what better way to inaugurate The Photography Fanatic than by writing about how I look at photography and what photography means to me.
If you were to ask me what photography means the answer would be quite short. I would have to tell you that the word photography is derived from the Greek terms PHOS which means LIGHT and GRAPHIE meaning to write or paint. So basically photography means “Writing or Painting with Light”. But such technical and historical information and discussion are not what this post is about. This post all about what photography means to me.
Now if you are beginning to wonder why on earth did I then bother to tell you the history of the word photography then let me tell you that the meaning of the word photography is exactly what photography represents to me. I trully believe that photography is not just for recording moments its about writing down what I feel about a moment and how I look at a moment.
More often than not I get told that photography is an art form. Yes to many it might be but I beg to differ. For me photography is not just an art form its a language – a language without a distinct script but with the capability to speak a thousand words and still be silent. Its the language that allows me to interact with my surroundings and also to document the numerous conversations that I am constantly having with almost everyone and everything around me.