Why do You Take photographs
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02-12-10, 09:29 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Athens - Greece
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Photography to me is like my diary, where I have captured my memories, my walks, my thoughts, things that surprise me or make me have an interest.
I started very early to photograph. Since I was 10, I was working and assisting my father as a survey engineer, I was also carrying the tripod of the survey instrument he was using. At the end of each work in site I had 10 minutes free to use the lens, with care, and I asked for a nice camera to photograph. I was watching flowers, small animals, the pick of the mountains, etc. My father taught me geometry. My mother taught me art. I received my OM10 as a Christmas present. Before I had some smaller cameras but I was complaining about the lens, that I don't have the same view as the survey instrument. To buy a new lens that time could take more than 3 years. We were using slides film, the camera was almost always in the pocket of the jacket. I photographed parties, our trips, my walks. At the gymnasium we had made a nice company for travelling, to photograph octopus and summer, and to discuss respectively about photography and our lives.
Now I'm using it a lot in my work and to photograph my family. My daughter Evelina, she is 5+, she also likes to photograph with me and then she is trying to paint the view. As a geotechnical engineer I have to photograph nature and the interaction between ground and human structures, either for roads or for buildings. Photography helped me to pay attention in details, to search for the better angle in order to describe an event either with a numerical diagram or just with a photograph. That way you have just to explain the critical parameters and to give an answer to the question, " What do we see here ?"
That's it. Me.
My best regards to all of you. αR
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