Photography is a method that allows us to capture a moment in time. What is a moment? Merrian-Webster dictionary describes the moments as follows a) a very short period of time, b) a particular time/a precise point in time, c) the present time. Seems easy enough, but if we think about it, really what is “The Moment”. (Sounds like a Seinfeld episode)
To me “The Moment” is raw emotion. It could be seeing a smile on my son’s face, or a sunset that lights up the sky in an amazing shade of orange. It could be the way the blades of grass grow next to a rock or that little child presenting a dandelion to their mother. It could also be a moment of sadness like losing a family pet or your favourite sports team eliminated from the playoffs. It could be anger looking at a photo of another human being mistreated or how about that politician, a person we are supposed to trust, captured misusing public funds. There are so many emotions a good photograph can evoke.
The good photographers capture “The Moment” better than anyone else. I only hope to one-day make people feel something, heck anything and capture my own “Moment” whatever it may be.
I guess my point in all this blabber is there are a lot of these potential moments whether they bring out a few seconds of emotions or whether it lasts a lifetime. Look around you; these “Moments” are everywhere. Enjoy these moments and let them bring out the emotions. Emotions good, bad and indifferent means we are alive enough to feel something.
The moment is now, just look around.