I just came across this interesting blog contest requiring me to answer “WHY you’re so passionate about the photography business and your job as a professional photographer and write about this via a recent photo you have taken”.
Here I go…..
This is officially the most recent photo I have taken, about 4 hours ago and it will be the 701 photo that I have shared on my facebook page – I LOVE BEND OR.
While spinning frantically on a bike this morning I decided I would go search out a local and unique camel called ‘Bubbles’ who I meet over 10 years ago about 30 minutes from my home town Bend OR.
It is ironic that the first time I meet Bubbles I was unaware I would be on this current and very exciting creative path called PHOTOGRAPHY. All my life I wondered what I was suppose to be and do – a belief I was conditioned with and then I turned 40. YES, life does begin at 40!
A ‘light’ went off when I discovered my passion for photography. Photography enables me to tap into my creativity whenever I want and go to a pleasurable happy place and get refueled. Photography has in a sense made me complete. Seeing Bubbles today was no accident nor was finding this contest. I am now a different person and I think Bubbles sensed that when she saw me appear with my camera in hand.
Bubbles and I chatted for a bit, meet eyes and connected in a way where all other aspects of life get pushed aside – ‘I was in the moment‘ just like I feel I do with all my subjects whether it be a beautiful place, person or an animal.
The below photo is powerful for me as Bubbles eyes are a reflection of where I was and where I am now. I smile as I feel Bubbles beauty in this image.
Thanks Bubbles, so glad I found you again!