For those of you who aren't familiar with The Sartorialist you should check out his blog. It's a photo blog... a fashion blog... full of amazing pictures of eye catching people and clothes and the little details of New York, Milan, Paris...
Recently, he was the subject of a short documentary and in the film he said something that spoke to me... he described taking photos like "going out and allowing yourself to fall in love a little bit.." I have felt that way about photography so many times. When I have my camera with me... I see the world in a different light. I see the shadows and highlights. The lines and geometry of objects. I see the composition of places and the beauty in the mundane. The details of every day life become vivid and more prominent.
The crisp sounds of winter and the earthy colors of fall.
The details of a barn door stop me and the rustic features capture my eye.
Moments that capture a feeling... a sense that you are taken into a different world. When I take photos I am able to narrow an entire world... an entire scene down to one image... I am able to say "Hey... this is what I want you to see!" It is a wonderful thing and every time I take photos I realize that I am falling in love with the world I am in just that much more.
Could not have been put in better words... I think I might allow myself to go out and fall in love a little bit today. :)