I just found this post in my “drafts” folder. It’s from 2.5 years ago, but I figured it doesn’t hurt to post it now. I actually just pulled out my new camera and the handbook I bought about it so I can start using it. This post really gets to the root of why I love taking photos.
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So I rejoined Instagram. (Let’s be friends!)
I heard of Henry Lohmeyer first as the Camera Men half (with Shutter Sisters) of Our Collective. Then someone on Instagram mentioned that he was about to lead a short photography exploration.
He was offering a 10-day class called Wide Open: photography and vulnerability, and I signed up right there.
From Henry: “Each photo that I take is about what I’m processing, what I’m feeling, what I’m being. If you can concede to this notion and completely believe that each photo you take is about your own personal journey, what’s in you, then anything you see becomes a photo worth taking, a feeling worth expressing.”
Through photography and the photos I take—that quiet place that allows me needed pause in connection – I’ve had time to heal and to know that there’s not a moment in my life when embracing my frailties and all the thoughts that linger in those deep recesses do not bring me closer to whole. Through the vulnerability I’ve learned the ability to love the imperfections in all I see and most of all, in my own self.