A Love Affair with Photography.

Four years ago, I wrote about my love for photography and how my journey with it began. Yet I never gathered the courage to write about my growing dysthymia and how over the years, it gradually stole away from me, the love and adoration I had reserved for photography, as well as numerous other activities. I found myself feeling hesitant to shoot events and occasions. My cameras gathered dust. It is heartbreaking to lose touch with the things that once brought you immense joy; it makes you feel like you have lost a part of yourself.

One of the most beautiful things about healing is the rediscovery it brings with it. The lingering nostalgia in the air is fulfilled. A sense of wholeness is achieved. Familiarity is felt.

I realised that the keen interest I had in photography had not died. It had just been numbed. My love for it was revived recently when I began to truly realise the importance of what I choose to surround myself with. I wanted to capture who and what was good for my soul. I wanted physical photographs that captured moments with people and of places I held a lot of love for. Digital pictures are great, yes. However for me, I place more value in physical photographs. They cannot be edited or filtered. They are real and raw. True and pure. So I bought a load of film and began to use a film camera for the first time. (: It has been wonderful and I am happy with my growing collection of photographs. Here are a few. They are not great but as they say, practice makes perfect.


11 thoughts on “A Love Affair with Photography.

  1. This really makes me feels happy.. When people find their passion after numbness.. and feels complete..

    I am really happy to see you happy.. ! Great start.. !

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