“would you still want to travel to that country if you could not take a camera with you. –a question of appropriation”
― Nayyirah Waheed, Salt
I just had a dear friend, who is also a photographer, purchase this fine art print from me. She refused to let me give her a discount. She has no idea how much this means to me. When someone else sees your work as art and values what you do. She knows it's not just a piece of paper, but a trip that I took to Italy. It was captured in a composition and moment that I planned, as I pointed my film camera at the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. It was a feeling that I wanted to freeze and share with others. I hope it brings people to Italy that maybe can't travel there. Or, that it brings those back that have walked the same roads.
Photography is so much more than my career. It's my blood, sweat, and tears (joyous and sorrowful). For someone to see this moment and want to frame it for their home...well...I'm left with no words.