Oh my goodness, I can’t even sleep because my mind is bursting with excitement and thoughts and inspiration. I know exactly what to do and I can’t believe I didn’t see it before! I’ve been thinking a lot about my future, and what I could possibly do with my “one wild and precious life.”
So I started thinking about what I like, and what I’m good at. Art? Not really something I want to exploit or make a living off of, although artistic skills definitely help me in other areas. Business? I don’t have the will power, I give in too easily and am most definitely a people pleaser. Photography? Yes, I love photography and don’t mind making money off of it. But fashion photography? I see nothing appealing about shooting lifeless models in order to promote materialistic and superficial ideals. However, I do love people. I think they are the most interesting things in the world.
And I love travel. So…combine the two? You get travel photography. Which is essentially what I’d like to do… but the thing is, it’s already been done.
The more and more I think about it, it really comes down to what message I want to send to the rest of the world. And the message that really comes to mind is…love. I want everyone to fall in love with people the way that I do. I want people to feel the fascination and revel in each person’s beauty. Whether they are morbidly obese, unconventionally skinny, gay and fabulous, female yet masculine, a devoted religious person, an apathetic teenager with angst against the consumer-driven world, whatever. I want to photograph them and listen to their story and show it to the world and make them fall in love with them just like I did.
Thinking about it, I’ve met so many interesting people. Some who barely spoke the same language as me. And yet even if we were only in each other’s lives for mere minutes we have all affected one another in some way. I think that’s really beautiful.
So I’ve decided to dedicate my life to this…to making people fall in love with people. I think there is far too much cynicism on humanity and frankly I can’t handle another post on tumblr with the general theme of misanthropy. I don’t care if I make money off of my photos, as long as there is food to eat and a place to sleep and people to love, I think I will be happy.
My goal these next few months is to take as many photos as possible of interesting people and maybe set up a website. If only I knew more about web design! I already have a list of people I definitely want to take pictures of…but I’m willing and open to anyone who comes down my path!
I really hope I can generate support for this project… I really think my photos could have a lot of potential, as I plan on doing some travel this October and maybe even attending a wedding in India in January! We’ll just see where the wind takes me.
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Hi, this just made my cry. I love your heart. I wish I could open my mind and heart to people as much as you do.Posted 1 year ago with 12 notes
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