Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. ~ Dorothea Lange
I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul. ~ Mary Ellen Mark
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. ~ John Steinbeck
Personally, I couldn't take a decent photo if my life depended on it and I simply loathe having my own picture taken, but that doesn't mean I don't have an appreciation for photography as an artistic medium. Below is a compilation of images (found on the internet) that I have collected over time. Each one has the ability to either move me emotionally or challenge me intellectually -- and not always in positive ways.
An animation video I created using many of the photos in the above slideshow: a stick figure that ventures into and through the images found in file manager and writes a short story about it via a quasi-historical timeline (not the point of the video, it just sorta happened and I went with it).
Original download available here: