Some cultures in the world believe that if you photograph them you take a piece of their soul with you.
If you allow me, I would like to exercise that idea a little bit.
As a photographer, when people look into your camera it feels the same as if your are directly having eye contact with them. Even though, that is technically impossible because the camera is in front of your face. Later when you come home and look at the pictures it looks like they are still having eye contact with you. They will forever have eye contact with whomever that views the photograph. If the person is sad or happy it will usually show…You can feel their sadness or happiness through the image. Could it be possible that the thing that once used to be called the ‘magic box’ and which today is called a camera captures something more than just light…? Probably not (sorry, to those of you that started to get excited). When we look at a picture of a sad person we probably project our own thoughts of a sad person on to that image and thats why we feel something. However, it is an interesting thought and I wanted to share it with you.
A lot of the emotions I talked about above are why I love taking pictures when I travel. The pictures I bring back with me makes me feel like I brought a piece of that place with me home. The two ladies in the picture above will forever look me into the eyes and dance for me…