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Vector One Photography

Posts: 2776

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Because I suck at non-photographic pictures.  Because I'm getting old and my memory isn't what it used to be so I can always look at my pictures to remind me. Because if I don't, I'll shrivel up and die.

Nov 09 12 07:00 am Link

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Trevor Martin

Posts: 518

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

PDF IMAGES PHOTOGRAPHY wrote:
WOW that is deep.............what kind of weed is that you smoke ?....JK

Weed?
West Hollywood, isn't marching powder the option there?
smile

Nov 14 12 04:21 am Link

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Ezhini

Posts: 1601

Wichita, Kansas, US

To look at.

Nov 14 12 05:44 am Link

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Amul La La

Posts: 828

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

I do because I can.


& it's fun.

Nov 14 12 05:51 am Link

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Harold Rose

Posts: 2925

Calhoun, Georgia, US

Ramzi Abed wrote:
I do it, because I'm not 100% convinced that reality is in fact "real". I find everything that surrounds me to be a total mystery. I mean I understand all of the scientific methods and rules we've applied to the world to make it make sense, but I still think reality is a dream, and it is when we escape the limitations of the physical form that the ultimate and true reality exists. I have memories from before I was born. I told my mother this when I was about 4 or 5. I still remember the distinct feeling of floating in one direction without a body in what felt like infinite space. Anyhow, so I try as much as possible to capture and examine this beautiful mystery called human existence. Do you feel the same way or similarly? Why do you do it?

I have been a fulltime professional for over 60 years..  Now I know why I do it..   I hope no one ask so I will have to feel stupid

Nov 14 12 05:52 am Link

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Joey B Photography

Posts: 235

Syracuse, New York, US

Ramzi Abed wrote:
I do it, because I'm not 100% convinced that reality is in fact "real". I find everything that surrounds me to be a total mystery. I mean I understand all of the scientific methods and rules we've applied to the world to make it make sense, but I still think reality is a dream, and it is when we escape the limitations of the physical form that the ultimate and true reality exists. I have memories from before I was born. I told my mother this when I was about 4 or 5. I still remember the distinct feeling of floating in one direction without a body in what felt like infinite space. Anyhow, so I try as much as possible to capture and examine this beautiful mystery called human existence. Do you feel the same way or similarly? Why do you do it?

I love creating photographs. Always have. I have an unexplained affinity for photography. It's very similar to your description of why you do it.

Quoting Courtney Brown PhD, "The brain is a very narrow band hologram generator. That's the trick of the brain."

So your feelings of this experience being a dream are very much justified, because that's essentially what this really is.

Nov 14 12 05:58 am Link

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Randy Henderson Images

Posts: 781

Springfield, Missouri, US

Honestly, I don't know.  However, I know this - after 40 years, I'm still disappointed at midnight when I finish processing my last image.

Also, poeple give me money, which is nice.

Nov 14 12 05:59 am Link

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NameChanged

Posts: 371

Kansas City, Missouri, US

I can shoot pictures with a camera a lot faster than I can draw them ... (c;

Nov 14 12 06:02 am Link

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Giacomo Cirrincioni

Posts: 21379

New York, New York, US

Nov 14 12 06:04 am Link

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salvatori.

Posts: 3836

Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, US

I photograph people to stay in touch with the honest side of humanity.

Nov 14 12 06:06 am Link

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LLOYD WRIGHT

Posts: 664

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

it's the least physical way i can think of to pay the bills.

Nov 14 12 06:09 am Link

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Ezhini

Posts: 1601

Wichita, Kansas, US

LLOYD WRIGHT wrote:
it's the least physical way i can think of to pay the bills.

Being a consultant of any kind is lesser physical work! tongue

Nov 14 12 07:43 am Link