We’re inspired by people who are in love. We look intently for the many moments in people’s lives where a choice has been made to truly love someone. Not just the feeling that we call love, but the choice.
I remember a conversation with my father. It was the night before he passed away. I was 14 at the time, sitting by the hospital bed holding on to his hand as he had the last conversation of his life. We talked about the future. We talked about what I might like to do when I grew up. He told me to follow my dreams. He told me not to do what everyone else thought I should do, but simply follow my dreams. Previous to this, we were best mates going along to camera clubs together and going on holidays with his professional SLR camera. There would always be competition for the camera. I would want to photograph the people I met in the streets and he would want to photograph the landscapes that he saw. When he passed away, I inherited his camera gear and continued to learn about photography.
Today, I photograph people in love because that’s what I dreamt of doing and my father encouraged me to follow my dreams. I was also so blessed to have a mum who enabled me to do this. She matched me dollar for dollar whenever I needed anything to help me follow my dream. I love you Mum!
What’s your why? I’d love to hear, so let me know in the comments below.