Words often fail me. I always have so much to say, but feel a struggle to paint an accurate picture. The nuances are so important to me.
With a camera in my hands, I can create a really specific point of view. It's never bothered me that people may interpret my images differently than I do, because most often, I expressed exactly what I meant. Something I could never say with words.
There are moments where light flutters around someone and I feel that I've captured something of the beauty that's inside them and it's such a moment of peace for me. I hold my breath and shut out most sound. I feel like I'm simultaneously flying and so calm. It's a bubbling up of energy that breaks my heart open; I shoot and then exhale knowing I gave something back. I captured some wonder.
I live for those little moments when I'm saying exactly what I mean. People can look at the image and interpret it with whatever filter they bring. However, I have peace in knowing I said exactly what I wanted to, to the best of my ability.
The muses and I communicated. And the photograph is left over as a souvenir. A little bit of proof that life is wonderful.
There is great happiness in saying just what you meant and putting it out there.