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Why I Make Photographs ~ NC Photography




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t's cold outside--the wind is howling and blowing snow through the trees and across the road. I know it's a perfect day to stay inside, grab a blanket, and watch a good movie but I'm restless. I can't stay in. I'm inspired. I have to go out and make photos. Inspiration is what drives me. Sometimes I find it in the beauty of nature, sometimes it's in the way two people in love look at each other, sometimes it's in the miracle of life, and sometimes it's in the weathered face of an old man. And sometimes if I am fortunate enough, the moment I capture with my camera inspires someone else.  I believe that is the greatest compliment to an artist...that their work would inspire.

Bruce Wehrle is a good friend to my family and me. He works for the Dispatch, a local newspaper. Everyone that knows Bruce has a lot of respect for him--he writes honestly and from the heart. I was honored when Bruce emailed me and said that one of my photos inspired him to write a poem, something he had not done since his days in college. 

I'd like to re-post a photo from a previous blog and include Bruce's poem. I hope the beauty of his words will inspire someone else. Tell me, have you been inspired today?







 

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